Images from SPLASH! Mermaids of Brighton

Continuing the series of posts from my new book SPLASH!

From Chapter 9: “The Great Swimming Cover-Up.”
In this 1829 illustration titled “Mermaids of Brighton,” formidable older women known as dippers introduce female bathers to the wonders of the sea. The bathing machines were horse-drawn.

 

 


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