Sepia Saturday

Each Saturday Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers with a photo or image that captures a bygone era. This week we’ve gotten a seaside photo. Here’s what I’ve found to share.

Strohmeyer & Wyman, P. (ca. 1898) Vacation Sports at the Seaside
. Coney Island New York, ca. 1898. New York, N.Y.: Strohmeyer & Wyman, publishers ; January 28. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,
Bain News Service, P. (ca. 1920) At seaside, Japan
. , ca. 1920. [Between and Ca. 1925] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,
(1882) New York – a scene at Long Beach, the new and popular seaside resort / from a sketch by a staff artist
. Long Beach New York, 1882. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,
(1901) A seaside paradise – Cannes, France
. Cannes France, 1901. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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6 thoughts on “Sepia Saturday

  1. You did a really nice job of finding photos to match the prompt. Boy – weren’t those the daring outfits on the beach in those days! :))


  2. Great photos! I have to laugh at the amount of fabric in those long-ago bathing costumes. Imagine trying to swim with all of that dragging one down — although it may have been good for physical fitness. And Cannes certainly looks serene before it’s film festival days.


  3. A nice medley! I can’t believe many people in the olden days did any real swimming in those heavy garments. Mostly splashing and frolicking to judge from these images. I wish there was a way to reproduce stereoview photos that preserved the 3-d effect.


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