Bathing beauties of the 1896 Sunday Journal

Is this siren showing off at a high-end resort like Long Branch or enjoying the surf at lowbrow pleasure paradise Coney Island?

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Both destinations are probably covered in the William Randolph Hearst-owned Sunday Journal. Hmm, could the whole summer resort focus be an excuse to run images of women in bathing costumes?

Look at the writers: Stephen Crane!

[Image: NYPL Digital Gallery]

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One Response to “Bathing beauties of the 1896 Sunday Journal”

  1. squarepi Says:

    And Julian Hawthorne, a writer himself, was the son of famed author Nathaniel Hawthorne, of The Scarlet Letter fame.

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