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The Victorian Seaside in Photographs

The ladies with parasols, the fellas in 3 pieces suits, and the the bathers in wool swimsuits make for some wonderful times letting loose at the beach. This was relaxation at its finest in an era when beach activities were quite reserved by today’s standards.

The Victorian Seaside in Photographs

Palm Beach, 1896. Via/ Flickr

The Victorian Seaside in Photographs

Long Island beach, New York, 1900. Via/ Library of Congress

The Victorian Seaside in Photographs

Long Island beach, New York, 1910. Via/ Library of Congress

The Victorian Seaside in Photographs

Long Island beach, New York, 1915. Via/ Library of Congress

The Victorian Seaside in Photographs

Coney Island bathing costumes from 1898. Via/ Library of Congress

The Victorian Seaside in Photographs

Coney Island water chute ride, 1900. Via/ Library of Congress

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