Bathing at Blackness (?)

Thomas Easton
Production date
Circa 1907
Three men, three women and a boy stand in waist deep water at Blackness (?). Two of the men are in swimming briefs but the third has a full length costume as have the women.
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Circa 1907
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Victorians favoured swimsuits that covered the body, although boys would swim in canals etc in 'the bare scud' ie without a swimsuit. After World War One swimsuits for both sexes were briefer. The Edwardian period was one of transition, as illustrated here. In the 19th century swimming became valued as a healthy pursuit.
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