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The Victorian Seaside in Photographs

Going to the beach today means something very different than it did 150 years ago. Ladies in full bathing costumes, horse drawn carts, and even sometimes sunbathers who were fully dressed were not uncommon sights back then. We’ve found some wonderful photographs from the Victorian era that show visits to seaside beaches like Coney Island and Atlantic City.

The Victorian Seaside in Photographs

Rockaway, Long Island, seaside businesses. Via/ Library of Congress

The Victorian Seaside in Photographs

Men swimming at Coney Island beach, 1903. Via/ Library of Congress

The Victorian Seaside in Photographs

Family on the beach, 1889. Via/ Library of Congress

The Victorian Seaside in Photographs

Long Branch, New Jersey beach, 1865. Via/ Library of Congress

The Victorian Seaside in Photographs

Beach in Rhode Island, 1897. Via/ Library of Congress

The Victorian Seaside in Photographs

Packed piers at Coney Island, 1900. Via/ Library of Congress

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