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!

 

  • DieLoveKampagne 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Die Love-Kampagne, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Kathy 5y

    Fabulous old photo! Unfortunately, you posted 6 in a row, so
    I am sorry, I am deleting your recent post to the GROUP. Please take a moment to re-read our group RULES before re-posting with us.
    *Everything Is Beautiful*
  • MTL ICQ 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Happy Women, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • lauralemur (life is upsidedown right now) 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The Smiling Victorian, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • zona di fotographia 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Circa, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • MTL ICQ 1y

    I still love this photo, especially the exuberant joy of that lovely petite lady : )
  • scott mckowen 4mo

    Hi Lauren, I'm trying to find an original of this image -- or a high res scan (300 pixels per inch) large enough to reproduce on the cover of a theatre program (for Bernard Shaw's play YOU NEVER CAN TELL). Can you give me any advice? Your note about "fighting to get this" makes me think you might have an original print? Please let me know -- thanks!!

    fingers crossed,
    Scott McKowen
    punchandjudy.ca
    scott@punchandjudy.ca
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