Penny Postcards: Where the Living is Easy

Lounging on a mesh chair, soaking in the summer rays as the ocean breeze lightly caresses your body: Yep, the beach always offers relief from the muggy misery of late summer. Its brisk winds and salty water create an escape we can’t resist.

 Penny Postcards:

Cavalier Beach Club and Beach, VIRGINIA BEACH (above)

Sent by June Evans, Brodnax

Colorful umbrellas are a must at any hotel beach, and this one is no exception. With bright hues scattered across the pale sand, the umbrellas set the scene for a fun filled day at the shore—and save your skin, too!

Beach Seen, OCEAN VIEW (top left)

Sent by Wallace Cheney, Williamsburg

Who needs a string bikini? The pale colors on these suits, coupled with splashes of red, blue and yellow, suggest that beach goers in this 1920 postcard were having a fine time indeed.

Aeolus Resort Motel, VIRGINIA BEACH (bottom left)

Sent by Mrs. John Randolph, Irvington

There’s nothing like walking from your hotel room right into a beach backyard. That’s exactly what the expectation is for those staying in this tropical resort that is only steps away from their temporary pad.

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