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Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Portrait of a small group of men, women, and children standing waist-deep in the water.

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Backyard Swimming

Date: 1957 ca.

Description: Suburban upper-class residence in wooded area with rock-lined swimming pool and swimming children. Two women sit in lawn chairs on the lawn near the house...

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...

Date: 1943-08-11 

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...

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...

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Playland

Date: 1928 after

Description: A view of the beach and boardwalk at Playland, crowded with people walking and sunbathing. The beach stretches into the background, and buildings line the...

Date: 1942 ca.

Description: Page from a scrapbook kept by Neighborhood House, with highlights of the boys summer camp at Camp America Williams: "backwards" day, with a line of boys dr...

Date: 1938 ca.

Description: Standing outside of a cabin at Cormican's on Clam Lake is a man holding up a large fish and a girl in a bathing suit and cap holding a paddle.

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Description: Men, women and children soak up the sun on the beach of a lake (probably Lake Michigan). The children are digging in the sand and there are ships in the di...

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Description: Close-up of a young camper sitting on a dock wearing a swimming suit, and holding a floating device shaped like a fish or seahorse. She has her hair in two...

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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: 1924 ca.

Description: Three Taylor brothers pose in a line wearing bathing suits. Behind them is a cottage and a lake. The shadow of the photographer can be seen on the lawn.

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

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The Boardwalk

Date: 1915 after

Description: People sit along the edge of the boardwalk as others walk by. Buildings stand to the left and what appears to be a lifeguard tower stands to the right, lo...

Date: 1909-06-26 

Description: Two men paddle barrels with their hands and feet while a third tips over on Pewaukee Lake at the Waukesha Beach recreation area. Other people watch both f...

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Description: View of a crowd on the beach in Long Beach, California. The amusement park "The Pike" can be seen in the background, which was home to The Jack Rabbit Race...

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.

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Sun Dip

Date: 1988-07-08 

Description: Two women lifeguards sun themselves at the edge of Horeb Park pool during a rotation break.

Date: 1938 

Description: Men, women, and children swimming, playing, and relaxing at the beach at Devil's Lake State Park. Two long docks extend into the water and the scene is rep...

Date: 1945-05-10 

Description: City of Madison Lifeguard Training Class at the YMCA pool, 207 West Washington Avenue. Bill Bailey tries to duck Alice Tiedeman under the water.

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