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Date: 1878 ca.

Description: Swimming in the lake with the Cliff House in background. Cliff House was a resort hotel built shortly after 1872, when Devil's Lake was reached by rail. Bo...

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Beach Toss

Date: 1984-08-12 

Description: A bikini-clad woman snaps a self-portrait with a long cable release attached to a camera as she is tossed into the air by a group of men on the beach. Othe...

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Boathouse from Lake

Date: 1960 ca.

Description: Wet boathouse that belonged to Don Walkins, on Catfish Lake. A woman stands on a pier near a boat.

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Description: Bathing suit model posed in row boat landing an eight-foot plastic Musky (Muskellunge).

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: View across water of seven people wearing bathing suits on the float or wooden raft in Lake Owen at the Island View Resort. There is a large umbrella on th...

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Co-eds On Pier

Date: 1949-05-05 

Description: Pictured on the shores of Lake Mendota are (left to right) Mary Jane Bray, a junior from Baraboo; Margaret A. Van Wagenen, a freshman from Wauwatosa, and C...

Date: 1933-07-17 

Description: Children sit at a table and have lunch at The Capital Times Kiddie Camp.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view of the beach and boardwalk. People are walking down the boardwalk past a line of shops along the left side, and, to the right, sunbathers lie...

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Swimming in Lake

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Children swimming and jumping off pier into lake. An adult woman appears to be supervising the children.

Date: 1935-07-29 

Description: Group of men and women modeling bathing suits that have been approved by the police chief on the Alpha Chi Omega pier on Lake Mendota.

Date: 1949-06-21 

Description: Four Madison teenagers at the Willows swimming beach as they await the opening of city beaches. Seated on the ground is Nancy Fitzgibbon. Nancy Roark is pe...

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Four Water Skiers

Date:  date unknown

Description: Four female water skiers posed in profile in white bathing suits on a pier or floating raft. Three stand on a ladder so they appear in a vertical column. O...

Date: 1989-06-18 

Description: Overhead view of four children relaxing in a wading pool.

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Wriests Beach

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: An elevated lifeguard station stands on the sand at Wriests Beach while people sunbathe and wade in the water nearby.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A group of people wearing swimming suits toss a beach ball on the sand at Beaver Brook. There are several swimmers, a dock, and several boats in the backg...

Date: 1933-07-17 

Description: A large group of children plays in a sandbox at The Capital Times Kiddie Camp.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: View of nine children wearing bathing suits waving at the camera man as they go down the swimming slide. Five more children wearing bathing suits are going...

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Waterskier Pyramid

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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...

Date: 1927-06 

Description: Two young women in bathing suits pose on a pier. Max the dog sits in a small wood boat sitting on the pier. The far shoreline can be seen in the background...

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Summer Fun

Date: 1964-08-10 

Description: A rubber raft serves as the launching point for diving and other water play on a hot summer day.

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