Century old film unearthed in AI enhanced glory
Time travel back a century to a beach in Holland filmed circa 1921.
What we love about this 100 year old film is that we see normal working class people having fun.
The early 1920’s social attitudes were still quite conservative when it came to swimming in public.
As in the two previous decades, women used mobile beach huts to change into their bathing suits in privacy. The hut would then be rolled down to the waters edge for a secluded dip in the water.
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The film begins with holiday makers arriving by train and ferry to the famous Hook of Holland. It’s fascinating to see how some folks literally set up ‘camp’ on the beaches, digging trenches and hoisting tents! The two girls rinsing the sand from their feet is particularly charming.
Public domain licensed footage provided from the Beelden voor de Toekomst project.
Title: Strandleven Hoek van Holland
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