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Dickey Chapelle Covering Operation Inland Seas

Date: July 1959
Description: Dickey Chapelle, photographer, on the same Milwaukee beach where she learned to swim as a young girl. She was covering "Operation Inland Seas" celebrating...
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Family at the Beach

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Description: A man and three boys in swimming suits at the beach. Presumably, Lake Michigan.
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Milwaukee Bathing Beach

Date: 1910
Description: Popular bathing beaches like this one on Lake Michigan offered relief from the heat as well as the opportunity to be seen in the latest fashions of the 191...
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Chapel Gorge Beach

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Description: Elevated view of the mouth of Chapel Gorge Beach showing a canoe at the shore.
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Beach Scene

Date: August 30 1953
Description: View from the beach of people swimming, playing in the sand, and sunbathing.
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Girls on Beach

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Description: A group of girls in bathing costumes on a beach.
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Beach Toss

Date: August 12 1984
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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Kids at the Beach

Date: July 10 1967
Description: A boy and girl play in the sand at the beach.
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Bradford Beach

Date: June 21 1957
Description: View along shoreline of crowded Bradford beach.
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Artesian Well in Prairie du Chien

Date: 1880
Description: Artesian Well, located near the intersection of Wisconsin Street and South Minnesota Street (since renamed Wacouta). It was dubbed by some to be the "Grea...
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The Great Artesian Fountain

Date: 1880
Description: Stereograph of the Artesian Well near the intersection of Wisconsin and Minnesota (later renamed Wacouta) Streets. The following is printed on the back of...
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Frisbee Catch

Date: July 20 1988
Description: Young men clamor to catch a Frisbee during a beach game.
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Picnic at the Beach with International C-1 Station Wagon

Date: February 08 1935
Description: Women preparing for a picnic at the beach with their International C-1 wood-paneled ("woody") station wagon.
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Beach Reflection

Date: July 20 1988
Description: Two men walking along the edge of Lake Michigan.
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Swimming Pool

Date: 1930
Description: The municipal sand-bottomed swimming pool was a popular spot to cool off in the summer months.
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The Great Artesian Fountain

Date: 1880
Description: Stereograph of the Artesian Well near the intersection of Wisconsin and Minnesota (later renamed Wacouta) Streets. The following is printed on the backside...
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Day at the Beach

Date: 1969
Description: Color advertising photograph of two young couples in swimsuits getting out of an International Scout pickup truck near a public beach.
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Aloah Beach on Lake Winnebago

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Description: Aloah Beach on Lake Winnebago.
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Bay View Beach

Date: 1905
Description: Bay View Beach with several boats in the foreground and buildings behind them.
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Brittingham Park Bathhouse

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Description: A colorized image of a girls' swimming class at the Brittingham Park bathhouse.

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