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Summer Reading: Sand and Beaches

The rise of the American beach resort town as a tourist destination coincided with rapid industrialization in the nineteenth century. While visits to the coast were common in the first half of the nineteenth century, mostly for reasons related to health, the seashore came to symbolize recreation, leisure, and even anti-urban values by the latter… Continue reading Summer Reading: Sand and Beaches

American Women Artists · Essay · Works on Paper

Early Twentieth Century Seashores

The shorelines of the Eastern seaboard have enamored tourists for over a century. From the Outer Banks in North Carolina to the Hamptons in New York to the cliffs of Cape Cod in Massachusetts, Americans have reveled in the untouched beaches that became symbolic of the country‚Äôs natural beauty. Before the Industrial Revolution, which provided… Continue reading Early Twentieth Century Seashores