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Venetian Shores

Blissful scenes of tourists arriving by boat and then sea bathing on a beach in the Venetian lagoon.

Non-Fiction 1914 5 mins Silent


The common view that the dress and moral values of the Edwardian age create an unbridgeable divide between them and us are put to flight by these candid beach scenes. What's astonishing about this travelogue is its matter-of-factness. For sure, the dress is more modest than today's, but the bathers all look very relaxed and the kids seem to be coping fine without the factor 30.