Vacation, 1870s style

81178000People ‘swimming’ at Murray Bay (La Malbaie), Quebec. Photo taken by Livernois, c.1870.

Source: [McCord Museum MP-1981.178]

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5 Responses to Vacation, 1870s style

  1. The swimming costumes are hilarious. Social niceties overcome the practical fact that heavy clothing = likely drowning. What this photo really underscores for me is that, the world over, the late nineteenth century brought the first real ability to have holidays, even a day by the river or beach, for any reasonable part of the population across the western world.

  2. Pingback: Historical Photo: Vacation on the Quebec shore, 1870s. | www.seanmunger.com

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