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Beach Carriage

The bathing machine was a device, popular in the 18th and 19th centuries, to allow people to change out of their usual clothes, possibly change into swimwear and then wade in the ocean at beaches. Bathing machines were roofed and walled wooden carts rolled into the sea. Some had solid wooden walls; others had canvas walls over a wooden frame.

The bathing machine was part of etiquette for sea-bathing more rigorously enforced upon women than men but to be observed by both sexes among those who wished to be "proper".

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Comments (129)

roberto. r. on November 26, 2013


BV (Bernard Veerman) on December 17, 2013

In one word: BEAUTIFUL! Great shot *LIKE*
Best regards, Bernard

K@rin on December 17, 2013

Thank you all for the lovely compliments, likes and YS

much appreciated

best wishes Karin

Bernard dank je wel

Giannino NO VIEWS on March 27, 2014

very interesting photo - L I K E - The best wishes from Rome - Gianni

Herve sam on April 1, 2014

Beautiful capture ,LIKE

mue52 on April 4, 2014

That's great. Best regards from Germany. Bertram

K@rin on May 20, 2014

Gianni , Herve and Bertram

thanks for the compliments and likes,

best wishes to you

Nacho pehinucu on February 16, 2015

Curiosa historia esta de la máquina de baño.

Salud. Nacho

K@rin on February 16, 2015

Nacho , thank you , luckely for the ladies .. times have changed :)

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on June 17, 2013
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    by K@rin
    • Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
    • Taken on 2013/06/15 12:14:41
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 47.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/11.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash