Girls in the Water

In an indication of the changed standards near the end of the Victorian era, this 1896 photo shows women and girls in the water at Cedar Key—along with men. None have the new “bathing costume” worn by the diver and the men behind her, but note that one woman jokingly has a man’s hat on top of her own. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/32000.

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