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Trac­ing Your An­ces­tors Through Fam­ily Pho­to­graphs by Jayne Shrimp­ton ( Pen and Sword, 2014) Jayne has also writ­ten this de­tailed guide to dat­ing and analysing fam­ily pho­to­graphs, in­clud­ing beach scenes, fash­ion his­tory and re­search tips.

We Are The Peo­ple: Post­cards from the Col­lec­tion of Tom Phillips ( Na­tional Por­trait Gallery, 2004) This book from the pain­ter Tom Phillips fea­tures nu­mer­ous post­cards dat­ing from the early 1900s to 1940s, with ded­i­cated sec­tions on sea, bathers, boats and fash­ion. ON­LINE IMAGE AR­CHIVES You can find thou­sands of his­toric sea­side pho­tos on flickr.com, pin­ter­est.com and the web­sites of sea­side mu­se­ums and piers. Also:

Go Home on a Post­card: Vin­tage Sea­side Photography

go­home­on­a­post­card. wordpress.com Si­mon Robin­son’s web­site ex­am­ines ‘walk­ing pic­tures’, their his­tory, themes, lo­ca­tions and pho­to­graphic com­pa­nies, and re­pro­duces many images. A spin- off book will be re­leased later this sum­mer ( RRP £18.99). Pho­tos of the Past: Sea­side Pho­tos This Flickr stream of images was re­cently cre­ated by James Mor­ley, a col­lec­tor of vin­tage pho­to­graphs.

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