Decotique Lecture Series Debuts "By the Sea" Talk Join us Monday, 7/1 @ 7:00 pm, Margaret E Heggan Public Library,
"By the Sea: History of Swimsuit and Seashore Memoribilia"
News-Antique.com - Jul 07,2011 - Kate @ Decotique will present, for the first time, her new talk, "By the Sea: A History of the Swimsuit and Seashore Memoribilia."
As a kid, Kate spent many happy hours vacationing "Down the Shore" on South Jersey's plentiful beaches and boardwalks. She has put together a fun new talk that will display original, authentic "bathing costumes" and seahore memoribilia circa 1880s through mid 19th century. Through this talk, pleasant memories of the past can be enjoyed in the present!
Our story begins with the wealthy elite soaking up the sunshine and medicinial qualities of crisp ocean air and sandy beaches. Famous Barons, Generals and Financiers were among the first to build breathtaking "summer houses" for their families by the sea. With the advent of rails, automobiles and construction of the Walt Whitman, Ben Franklin and Robert Moses bridges, ordinary folk were able to enjoy what had formerly been reserved for the richest members of society.
We will also discover how Ocean Lovers made their way from New York City, Philadelphia, Camden and towns that popped "On the Way to Cape May," historic Atlantic City and Jones Beach, to name a few.
The Decotique Lecture Series presents professional, historically accurate talks on several subjects including: Antique Purses, Millinery & Footwear of Victorian, Edwardian, Roaring Twenties and Depression Eras, Golden Age of Silent Film & Hollywood Regency. Kate is currently working on an interesting exploration into Wedding Customs of the Past, American and European Immigrants with an emphasis on those who have passed through Ellis Island.
If you are interested in Decotique's FREE "By the Sea" talk, click on link to register http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=HEGGAN
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