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Saturday, 12 January 2013

Edwardians at the seaside

Sepia Saturday is at the seaside this week. My offering features the usual Edwardian suspects - this time, they're on holiday in Dinard some time between 1908 and 1910.
There's more seaside stuff over at Sepia Saturday.

12 comments:

Wendy said...

Love the lady in back catching a nap. There must have been a lovely breeze to be so relaxed.

Helen Bauch McHargue said...

What a scene. It looks so utterly indulgent and they look so content, yet there must have been a good deal of anxiety about baring the body. Was the cover-up to protect the skin or for modesty, I wonder. Great photos.

Karen S. said...

How absolutely elegant they are! It does appear they are having the time of their lives!

Mike Brubaker said...

Perfect photos of a day at the sea. The captions definitely add to the importance of being earnest.

Alan Burnett said...

Wonderful photographs - such detail and such clarity.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Beautiful! I think that today's swimsuits reveal too much, but dang, I to have to be so covered up in the hot sun ... I would have been in the water a lot back then.

Thanks,

Kathy M.

Kathy said...

Seems like this is the first post I've seen with bath robes as coverups for this week's prompt. Looks like a fine day on the beach!

Bob Scotney said...

They look very elegant and relaxed. Those were the days!

Brett Payne said...

The woman reclining in the chair at the back is doing a good job of pretending to be asleep, but the camera caught her eyes open in the second shot. Wonderful images.

Peter said...

These pictures are historical treasures! I happen to know those beaches and it can be quite chilly there. Thanks for sharing.

Kat Mortensen said...

"Downton Abbey" goes to the beach. These are brilliant photos. Love them!

Kat

Teresa Wilson Rogers said...

Wonderful photos, I can't imagine laying in the hot sand in those long costumes.