As it is August, and the peak time for summer holidays, I thought these might be seasonally appropriate.
Taken between 1902 and 1907, these delightful old photos show people enjoying a variety of holiday activities.
And almost all of them did them wearing their best clothes!
In 1902, ladies did not get changed by holding a towel in front of them. They got ready in mobile ‘bathing machines’, which were then wheeled into the sea so they could get straight into the water without being ‘ogled at’ 🙂
Some didn’t bother to wear any swimming attire at all, but went in wearing their street clothes.
This attractive elegant lady is posing on the deck of a cruise ship.
Her outfit is beautiful. Different times indeed.
Sometimes, just standing on a jetty above the lake was close enough!
I’m guessing the lady in the middle was either expecting a baby, or the wind had billowed out her dress. 🙂
The braver ones might hire a rowing boat, and venture out onto the lake.
But they made sure to wear their best hats for the occasion.
This lady was photographed in Long Island, USA. She was admiring the waves of The Atlantic Ocean, and turned to pose for the shot.
Shell-seekers on a New Zealand beach, in 1904. Ten years before WW1.
Well-dressed holidaymakers thinking about taking a trip along the beach in a horse-drawn carriage. USA, 1907.
I was wondering what they would make of topless sunbathers, thong bikini-bottoms, jet-skis, and Kindle e-readers. 🙂