The surf isn't the only thing turbulent in these shoreline images of over 100 nubile beauties. Women dressed in the period's latest beach fashions charmed first their photographers, then the world. Their fascinating, playful, and sometimes evocative images were transformed into postcards and sent worldwide. Take a dip back in time, to an era when women were joyfully expressing an emerging sense of equality and freedom.
Mary Martin heads Mary Martin Postcards, a three-generation family business that is the largest postcard operation in the world. In addition to a warehouse facility in Perryville, Maryland, the company is a presence at postcard shows worldwide, and produces many shows, including the United States largest postcard show in York, Pennsylvania, in November. Tina Skinner is a professional writer and editor..