Sunday, January 13, 2013

Bathing Beauties of Yesteryear

My, it's been such a long time since my last blog post! I am thoroughly ashamed of myself! But this is a new year and I have resolved to post on a regular basis, at least once a month if not more often.

I found myself surfing over to the Sepia Saturday website this evening and saw that yesterday's prompt was what looks like a 1950s photo of a woman sitting at the beach. That reminded me of several family photos I have of bathing beauties in the early 1920s.

The darling girl standing with the pointed toe in the picture below is my grandmother Dorothy with her sisters Signa and Lillian and her mother, my great-grandmother, Frances. This was probably Nantasket Beach, Massachusetts taken about 1921.

This photo must have been taken around the same is of my great-grandmother Frances and she is wearing the same bathing suit as the one above. It was also probably at Nantasket Beach in Massachusetts since that was a favorite bathing spot for the family in the early 20th century.

This next photo is Frances' sister Jennie around the late 1910s/early 1920s. This must be in cooler weather because nobody is wearing a bathing suit.
If you want to see more bathing beauties, and a few bathing hunks, from days gone by, visit my blog post Swimsuit Edition (uh, Sports Center Saturday?) from October 2011.

Sepia Saturday is a weekly meme which encourages bloggers to publish and share old images and photographs. Visit their blog for other stories and vintage photos with the theme of the week.

Thanks for dropping by.



  1. i enjoyed both your posts Sherri; I hope you'll stay with us post some more images.

  2. With regard to the 1910 picture, maybe bathing suits were not in existence then?
    Having looked at all the SS submissions for this week, I think we could start a grandma-in-bathing-suit gallery.

  3. Sherri, I'm so glad to see you back. Sepia Saturday is a great way to jumpstart your new resolve.

  4. We have had a shortage on men in swimming gear this week but I for one don't mind.

  5. I'm here to comment on your second post- and to tell you I'm one of your new followers! Thanks for joining our fun-fun Sepia group!