Most are modest, some dare smoke and strike suggestive poses. Others go so far as to expose an inch of flesh as they coyly wring seawater from their swim dresses. Enjoy over 100 hand-tinted postcards taken during an era when women may have been clothed from head to toe, but they were women nonetheless. Dressed in the latest beach fashions, bold Victorians flirt with the camera, creating charming and beguiling images.
Victoria's note: as an antiques dealer (yes, I am a multifaceted business owner), I can tell you there is literally almost nothing "naughty" about these images and Victorians weren't the prudes we imagine them to be. The first condom was produced in 1855, or about 20 years into the Victorian era. Do with that information what you will. The postcards collected here are cute and I like them.
This is a used copy in very good condition with light, general wear.
By Mary L. Martin. Hardcover. 96 pages. Published by Schiffer Publishing, 2004.