2009-04-17 / Columnists

Historical Views of the Rockaways

'Rescued By A Damsel… In Dis-Dress!'
From The Rockaway Museum Commentary by Emil Lucev, Curator Dedicated To The Memory Of Leon S. Locke

Ibet since female lifeguards came on the scene years ago, many a lad has fantasized about being rescued by a "lovely" lifesaver. Although there were no reports of "ladylike" guards on the beaches of olden times, comical postcards fulfilled dreams of such a rescue by an "Esther Williams" type, in the mind of young and old lads!

Today's view is an example of just one of these cards, which is not as "risqué" as many others, but is suitable for printing these days. Mores were different in the old days, and these cards were the "Baywatch" of the good old days!

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