OLD ENGLISH STYLE circa 1915

Rockaway Ol`times
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Seen here is an example of Anglo-European or Old English Style of Bathing. Women were discouraged against wearing bathing attire while traveling to and from the beaches. Bathhouses were numbered and lined up on the shoreline. Once quested, the horses backed the bathhouse on wheels into the surf for the bathers to change to and from. When the bathing was over, the horses were hitched to pull the house out and back on the shore or dry beach. Ostend Beach was in Far Rockaway, but this example is in Belgium.

 

Katie Lucev is the daughter of the late Rockaway Beach Historian, Emil R. Lucev, Sr. (1933-2018)

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