Buttoned Up Edwardian Beachwear in June 1909 French Fashion Paper Le Petit Echo de la Mode
A couple of extraordinary hats and some rather restrictive beachwear on the front cover of this 13th June 1909 issue of the French Fashion Paper Le Petit Echo de la Mode.
Is that young woman actually going to attempt to use that racquet...?
The child is slightly more suitably dressed for a day at the beach, but behind her there are some fully clothed people in the sea !
And there are more exceptionally flamboyant hats, beautiful dresses and girls and boys bathing costumes in the gorgeous double page centre spread. The paper has 12 black and white pages of fashion illustrations, news, advice, crafts and fascinating 1900s adverts.
The paper measures 36cm x 30cm. The front cover has a little crease in the bottom right hand corner. The centre pages are good and clean, in excellent condition.