These vivid color photos from the 1890s used retouching to make the world more real
Rian Dundon

On that first picture from Coney Island:

“Hey kids! Let’s get our already-uncomfortable woolen Victorian garb on and go sit on the beach without a blanket!”

“Oh, can we, Pa!”

“Last one with sand in their crotch is a rotten hossenfuss!”

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