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Description: Woman leading her white horse through shallow waters in Lake Monona. In the background is the downtown Madison skyline.

Photograph

Bathing Beauties

Date: 1932-06-17 

Description: Three Fanchon & Marco showgirls model bathing suits at Heller's, 205 State Street.

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Description: Young girl in a bathing suit standing on a platform in the water looking over the Minirama scale model of Dells Landing. Also in the photograph are a minia...

Date: 1980-07-25 

Description: A family relaxes by their backyard pool, while a father tosses his infant son gently in the air.

Photograph

Bathing Beauties

Date: 1932-06-17 

Description: Eleven Fanchon & Marco show girls model bathing suits at Heller's, 205 State Street.

Photograph

Swan Avenue

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: A view of homes on Swan Ave. Most prominent are the screened porches that cover the facade of the homes and two women walk down the sidewalk toward the vie...

Date: 1926 

Description: Beach on the Wisconsin River. There is a group of bathers in the water, and a group of tourists on a nearby rock. A steamboat is passing by in the distance...

Historical Essay

Early Two-Piece Bathing Suit

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Two-piece bathing suit worn by Lois Nelson of Racine, Wisconsin, c. 1947. (Museum object #2003.113.6A-B)

Date: 1934-01-31 

Description: Miss Helen King models a new rubber bathing costume with beach ball. This was the current fashion of the day and was made by U.S. Rubber Co.

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: 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...

Photograph

Log Rolling

Date: 1932 ca.

Description: View of two men log rolling, standing on a log in the water. Both men are wearing bathing suits and tank tops. The young man on the right has "Eau Claire W...

Date: 1957-07-21 

Description: Twenty of the winners in the swimming events in the annual city meet are posed in swim suits at B.B. Clark beach on Spaight Street. In the front row are Ca...

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Description: Carol Commack Banks lays on the grass in her bathing suit, relaxing in the sun.

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Description: Mary Brandel paddles a canoe (or kayak) on Fox Lake. She is wearing a bathing suit and hat.

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Description: Men and women prepare to jump from diving boards into an indoor pool at London Terrace Hotel. Others sit on on the pool's edge near arched windows decorat...

Date: 1947-07-29 

Description: Pictured at Tenney park are Sun Prairie children receiving swimming instruction from Mrs. Mildred Schwieten, standing in the water at the left, and Don Hei...

Date: 1982 

Description: A group of four young boys are sitting and standing around a hole dug into the sand and filled with water. One boy is placing the muddy sand onto the head...

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Couples, adults, and children sunbathe on the beach and wade in the water. In the distance is an establishment with a name written on its awning, appearin...

Date: 1933 

Description: A diver is caught mid-air as another prepares to dive from a diving platform on the shore of the mill pond at Jeffry's Mill at Eagleville. A boy watches fr...

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