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Wish You Were Here postcard

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Wish You Were Here postcard

Seaside postcard featuring a woman in a yellow swimsuit sunbathing in a rather uncomfortable rocky spot on an unidentified beach. Despite this, shes having the time of her life and wishes you were here! Date: c.1950

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Step into the golden era of seaside holidays with this charming postcard from the 1950s. The image captures a woman in a vibrant yellow swimsuit, reclining on a rocky beach, her eyes closed in blissful contentment as she soaks up the sun. The unforgiving terrain beneath her seems to be an afterthought as she revels in the simple pleasure of sunbathing. The scene is quintessentially reminiscent of a bygone era, with the woman's voluminous towel billowing gently in the breeze and the sun casting long, languid shadows across the sand. The postcard's sepia tones add to the nostalgic atmosphere, transporting us back to a time when holidays were simpler and sunbathing on a rocky beach was a sign of true dedication to achieving the perfect suntan. The woman's expression is one of pure joy and longing, as if inviting us to join her in this idyllic setting. The caption, "Wish You Were Here," adds a touch of whimsy and wistfulness, making this postcard a cherished keepsake from a time when sun, sea, and sand were the only necessities for a memorable vacation. This postcard is a testament to the enduring appeal of the seaside holiday, and a reminder that sometimes, the most memorable experiences are the ones that require a little extra effort and a lot of sunscreen.

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