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Gibson Girls - much more fun than previously thought

c. 1910


I fought to get this one. I love the shorter girl's face - it's such a joyful picture! They must be visiting Coney Island or some other early-1900s hot spot for the young in the summer.


The swimsuits are great examples of early bathing suits. Must have been hellish for the girls trying to swim in that! If anyone can read the text on the guys' swimsuits or recognize anything in the background, let me know. I'd love to know more about where these fun young people were and what they were doing!


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Taken on February 24, 2010