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Oostende_41

Oostende, the beach and the Kursaal, circa 1890. This gives us a good view of the infamous "Bathing Machines" in which women had to not only change into their bathing suits but also be carried into the water to avoid the indignity of having to walk across the beach in their bathing suits.

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Taken circa 1890