MIL CONTEXT - - Seaside, Watercure, and Watering Places

Each of these ought to have a definition. For me... Seaside - Ocean or large lake. Watercure - A health focused resort centered around water Watering place - Creeks, rivers, waterfalls, small lakes.
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Advertisement for Ladies' and Children's Bathing Suits: 15 July 1876, "Harper's Bazaar."

harpers bazaar victorian bathing suits, women and a little girl in a wading pool with pretty hats I love the one in the middle, but also the pleated trim of the one on the right.

"Hats and Faces at a Watering Place - Tactful and Satirical" from Godey's Lady's Book 1863 | In the Swan's Shadow

"Hats and Faces at a Watering Place - Tactful and Satirical" from Godey's Lady's Book 1863

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In the early Victorian era women had worn serge or dark flannel bathing dresses, but by the two piece belted costumes replaced the earlier styles. Picture of ladies wearing early/mid Victorian swimwear.

Our Watering Places--Horse-Racing at Saratoga, 1865.

In the Swan's Shadow: Our Watering Places--Horse-Racing at Saratoga,

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