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Photo courtesy of Venice Museum and Archives.


The bathing costumes may have changed over the years, but the lure of the beaches has always been powerful, as seen in this photo of a bath pavilion built by Dr. Fred Albee on Venice’s North Esplanade in 1925. The pavilion was destroyed in a 1932 storm, but not before Henry Hauser and Gus Reike, pictured, tested the waters nearby.