Vintage Photographs Show Beachgoers Being Ticketed for 'Indecent Exposure' at Rockaway Beach in 1946

New York City photographer Sam Shere captured much of the early 1900s through his lens for LIFE magazine and other major publications. In this series of photos from 1946, Shere set out to Rockaway Beach in Queens to see why the New York Police Department were writing up so many "Indecent Exposure" tickets.

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