(animated stereo) Coney Island Bathers, 1899

To see the animated image scroll down to the first comment (below).


Details and History

This stereoview is one of a series showing distinctive bathing suits from the era. Other images identify the location as Coney Island, New York.


Obverse text:

Vacation Sports at the Seaside. Copyright 1897 by Strohmeyer & Wyman

Underwood & Underwood, Publishers. New York, London, Toronto Canada, Ottawa Kansas

Works and Studios Arlington, NJ. Littleton, NH. Washington, DC.

Sun Sculpture Trademark.


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Copyright Advisory

The original image has no known restrictions on use due to the copyright vintage. All copyrightable material published before 1923 in the United States is now in the public domain due to expiration of the copyright. The derivative works presented here are placed under creative commons license.


Technical trivia

The image was scanned (Epson 4180 Photo) after adjusting the red, green, and blue curves to maximize useful density. Additional highlight brightening and shadow enhancement was done (PictureWindow Pro) before gif generation in StereoPhotoMaker, a freeware program by Masuji Suto & David Sykes.


  • Thiophene_Guy 4y

    Strohmeyer beach group 1 (RGB optimized) lightened_filtered
  • Thiophene_Guy 4y

    Related image (click through to source for animated version)

    (animated stereo) Bathing beauties in the Gilded Age, 1898
  • Heart of Kentucky 4y

    Great photo. It seems these bathing costumes would have been a little bit risque for the 1890s even with the tighs on! Can't imagine wearing those wet tights.
  • lauralemur (life is upsidedown right now) 4y

    Imagine the looks one would get now, wearing such a thing. I agree about the tights, but still these bathing costumes seem more comfortable than today's revealing bathing suits.
  • mikehill.pics 3y


    Hi is it possible to purchase use of this photograph
    I need either the moving or static one.

    I am trying to demonstate how our eyes work and this of course does it perfectly

  • Thiophene_Guy 3y

    See if the copyright advisory (above, in the description) fully answers your question. If you merely need one static stereograph the Library of Congress website has a huge collection, many of which are now in the public domain due to extreme age.
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