Girls’ Day Out 1905

Watch this entertaining film following a day in the life of 1905 boarding school girls at CONEY ISLAND

16 responses to “Girls’ Day Out 1905”

  1. Love this! That rolling thing was awesome!! I’ve never seen anything like it. And the “ponies,” I guess? Predecessor to the modern roller coaster?


  2. A classic and wonderful to watch. What is that contraption used to get there? The parasols are brilliant, creating a canopy for the ride to Coney Island. I’m laughing out loud at the woman going crazy with her parasol running up and down alongside the rolling ride! Thank you so much for sharing this film slice of social history. xx


    • The lady chasing her young charges with her parasol was the first helicopter mom. LOL.

      The car (or whatever it was) is new to me.

      I like how everyone looks sort of bedraggled on the beach. No perfect Gibson Girl hairdos.

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      • The tranformation for women was in… 2-3 generations at the most.
        Now the hat? ๐Ÿ™‚ A necessary precaution due to lack of hair on top to protect me from the sun. ๐Ÿ˜‰
        And I’m beginning to like the feeling of wearing a hat. One of the unexpected benefits is to be able lift one’s hat in salute when you enter a store or meet someone. Very vintage. (Manners are manners)


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