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October 10, 2021

Vintage Snaps Show How People Have Enjoyed the Beach in the 1960s

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when elaborate bathing costumes and parasols constituted standard beachwear, visitors and residents descended upon beachfront resorts and boardwalk amusement parks.

Most of those attractions had vanished by the 1960s, but people didn’t stop going to the beach, and new activities like surfing and beach volleyball had emerged as some of the region’s most popular pastimes.

Thanks to old snaps from Mark Susina below, we have plenty of record of how people have enjoyed the beach in the 1960s.































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