Seal Beach, California, July 14, 1918.
I am in love with this photo. Thanks, Library of Congress.
Great great great!!!!!! Look at those faces and those poses! Never mind the ensembles! I’ve got a pic of my grandma at Far Rockaway in 1920 – I’ll try to dig it up and scan it. xxx
Oh my! All those exposed knees are enraging my male hormones – must look away – must repent – must…must…
Stevie – Oh you have to scan it! I love your family pictures!
I already have a couple of favorite girls here. I love the angular one in totally vertical stripes about 10 in from the left. What attitude!
I also love the naughty little Red Cross nurse over on the left.
O Red Cross nurse, Glenn over here needs smelling salts, pronto!
1918? Psh, I was there the other day. Still looks EXACTLY like that :P
I love the girl with the ukulele, middle right. She looks so rebellious!
Wow. That’s like, hat porn.
Britt, I love ukelele girl, too.
sheila, I’m totally not lying when I say that I wish these swimsuits were still the norm today.
SarahK – me too!! Well, let’s start a movement. Yes, we will be eccentric, but there is no reason we can’t wear bathing costumes such as these if we so please!
I’ll do it if you will!!
I totally will!
But um… where do we buy them?
Looking now ….
Get one for me! I’ll join the movement!!
I’ll take one, too. Vive la revolution! I can just imagine myself, strolling down Sandymount Strand wearing my tartan quilted maillot with matching hat, plucking winsomely on my ukelele with my feet safely ensconced in…ballet slippers? Stylin’.