Photos on the Beach Ordinary People on the Beach in the C20th
- Fashion History
By Pauline Weston Thomas for Fashion-Era.com
Beach Photographs - Fashion History
These are original photographs taken at the beach in the
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above was taken about 1933 and probably the one on the right in 1931.
covered swimwear the boy wears in the second picture and the full
clothing of the mother, whilst some of the men in both pictures wear
waistcoats and formal ties at the beach. Note the fullness in the
trouser legs of the man on the far right. This was possibly the
influence of Oxford bag trousers of the era.
Sylvia and her young
daughter taken on the beach in the mid 1940s. Both wear home made cotton gingham
Lorraine with her daughter
circa 1950. Lorraine wears a scarf tied as a turban. It was the tail end
of a fashion from WWII, but ideal for a sandy beach. Her dress is a
functional cotton washing frock.
A group photo taken on the Coney bay
beach at Porthcawl in the late 1950s. Every person is related.
6 children dressed in their Sunday best
outside a caravan in the seaside resort of Porthcawl, Wales, UK. Circa 1952/3.
Crisp Cotton pique is the predominant fabric worn by the girls. The tall
girl at the back is about 12, but dressed like a mini adult.
7 cousins at Llangorse Lake, Breconshire,
South Wales, UK 1953.
The girls all
wear the fashionable shirred elasticised rayon swimsuits of the day.
Typical colours were royal blue, wine and emerald green. They arrived at
the lake by the available transport of relatives. About twenty children
sat in the back of an open top lorry whilst the adults travelled by
cars. A huge and memorable picnic was taken by the women and tea was
brewed on a campfire.
St. Aubins Bay, Jersey. Photo of 3 teenagers
sunbathing in 1967. All the swimwear was by Marks
and Lycra was used in the fabric.
3 generations at the beach promenade in 1970.
All wear man made fabrics including the
handbags which were made from Corfam. The trousers of the mother and the
child's dress were made from Courtelle jersey. The grandmother's dress was made from raschel knit
jersey. All material were popular fabrics in the 1970s.
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