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Bathing Beach

Date:  date unknown

Description: People relax on the beach while others wade in the water or watch from the boardwalk.

Date: 1955-07-12 

Description: Tia Nelson, 11, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Nelson, 3010 Oxford Road, dives into Lake Mendota. She was one of Madison's most outstanding young swimmer...

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Men, women, and children swim in the water between two docks. Children in the foreground play with a flotation device and a lifeguard stand is visible on...

Date: 1930 

Description: Hand-colored image of two swimmers sitting on a pier with their legs in the water at a camp in West Point sponsored by Neighborhood House. Several other sw...

Photograph

The Beach and Ocean

Date: 1915 after

Description: Men, women, and children relax and sunbathe on the beach. A few people wade in the water at left.

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Men, women, and children stand in long rows along the beach, with fingers touching their shoulders, caught in the middle of an exercise movement. A crowd o...

Date: 1948-07-10 

Description: Art Ensign (left) and Chuck Steele seated in the lifeguard tower at Madison's Lakefront Beach. The City of Madison has placed experienced lifeguards at 8 b...

Date: 1931-05-26 

Description: University of Wisconsin-Madison crew team holding their long oars, with coxswain on a pier on Lake Mendota.

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Description: View from shoreline of sailboat on a lake, with several campers in the boat (mostly blocked from view by larger sail). The far shoreline is in the backgrou...

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying four photographs. At the top left is a birch bark canoe on a covered stand with paddles on racks. At upper right...

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Description: A large group of men, women, and children stand in the water wearing bathing suits while others look on from a pavilion in the background. Several flags ca...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A large group of men, women, and children stand in the lake in swimming attire.

Historical Object

Various Scenes Joy Camps

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Scrapbook displaying several photographs of Sue Ann Hackett's camp friends in the summer of 1949. Includes a girl wearing a swimm...

Photograph

Boys Swimming

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view of a boy diving into the river from a large rock, while others are awaiting their turn to jump. Several boys are already swimming in the wate...

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...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Valentine's Day postcard of woman sitting on the beach with Cupid standing behind her with arrows. She is wearing a bathing costume and cap. The clouds in...

Photograph

Log Rolling Contest

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...

Date: 1914 

Description: Harry Houdini, born Erik Weisz in Hungary and raised as Erich Weiss in Appleton, Wisconsin, preparing to do one of his famous escapes, this time from a sub...

Date: 1945-05 ca.

Description: Group photograph of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz and his staff at CinCPac/CinCPOA Advanced Headquarters on Guam. Admiral Nimitz is 9th from the left in...

Date: 1931 

Description: View along shoreline of a bathing beach on the Wisconsin River at Pine Glen Properties. Bathers on sitting on the beach on the left. Four more people are s...

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