Escape the heat with a day at the beach … the crowded beach at Atlantic City, 1908.
What is better on a hot summer day than a beach outing? In 1908, when this photo was taken, homes were not air-conditioned. In the sweltering heat of the summer months, the only escape from the heat was to go to the beach. The ocean breeze was refreshing, and so was the cool water of the Atlantic Ocean. Atlantic Beach was a popular destination for folks living in the hot, dusty cities. Donning their swimming attire – which was a far cry from today’s skimpy swimwear – beachgoers were all set to hit the waves and cool off.
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That IS crowded. And all dressed up for a beach party.
Interesting one I thought…….
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