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Date: 1910 ca.
Description: Children swimming and jumping off pier into lake. An adult woman appears to be supervising the children.
Date: date unknown
Description: View from water of a log rolling contest. One man is still upright and the other has fallen into the water. A boat is visible to the left and trees line th...
Description: George Miller is reporting a problem to Lifeguard Lois Gardner.
Description: A large group of men, women, and children stand in the lake in swimming attire.
Description: View of the new bath house at Devil's Lake State Park, taken from the pier. Two small boats are pulled up to the shore and two girls are wading in the wate...
Date: 1910 after
Description: A view of a beach and houses that line the shore, taken from a high vantage point. People sit on the beach, and a woman in the foreground wades in the wat...
Description: Eleven Fanchon & Marco show girls model bathing suits at Heller's, 205 State Street.
Date: 1920 ca.
Description: People sunbathe near umbrellas set up along a shoreline while others wade in the water. Summer homes appear in the background on the cliffs above the sho...
Description: Manchesters Inc. display window containing two mannequins wearing "Petti" bathing suits and a life-size poster of a girl in a "Petti" bathing suit.
Date: 1915 ca.
Description: An elevated lifeguard station stands on the sand at Wriests Beach while people sunbathe and wade in the water nearby.
Description: A group of people bathe at Miller's Swimming Hole at Elk Springs. Three people prepare to dive into the water while others swim or sit on the rocks.
Description: People relax on a beach lined with vacation houses. Groups of men and women sit on the sand, both in street clothing and in bathing suits, while others wa...
Description: Seven skiers in a pyramid. Four men are on waterskis on the bottom and three women are standing on top of their shoulders. The women wear unusual conical h...
Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying two photographs with caption. The larger photograph shows two of the camp's Skip-Jack boats, each with a camper...
Description: A Red Cross instructor with a children's swimming class at the Bluemounds swimming pool. The instructor is George Steiner, assistant principal at Madison W...
Date: 1935 ca.
Description: View of six boys and men swimming in Siskiwit Lake by a wooden boat. In the background is the shoreline and trees.
Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying a group portrait and a swatch of blue cloth from the official camp uniform. Original caption notes: "Our camp ou...
Description: Crew of four aboard a Higgins boat, also known as a LCVP, which stands for "Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel." Their names, left to right, are Fireman 1st...
Description: Elevated view over dam and waterfall of a man in a bathing suit walking in the placid and shallow water above the dam. Behind him a boat is tethered along...
Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Blue Album displaying a holiday photograph, with co-directors Miss Camp on the left and Miss Joy on the right. They are dressed c...
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