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Bathing Beauty Slaying Giant Fish

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Description: Bathing suit model posing standing in a rowboat, landing an eight-foot plastic Musky (Muskellunge).
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Women in Motorboat

Date: 1941
Description: Two bathing suit-clad women demonstrate their Evinrude motorboat on a Wisconsin lake.
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Motorboating at Devil's Island

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Description: Slightly elevated view of a wooden in-board motorboat on Lake Superior. Two men are in the front seat, and two bathing beauties are riding in the back wavi...
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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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Beach Scene

Date: August 30 1953
Description: View from the beach of people swimming, playing in the sand, and sunbathing.
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New Rubber Bathing Costume

Date: January 31 1934
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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Esther Eloise McGilvra, as a Swimmer

Date: 1905
Description: Esther Eloise McGilvra, member of the Menomonie High School class of 1905, depicted as a swimmer, next to a wooden diving board. Part of a yearbook created...
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Two women by campers

Date: April 07 1968
Description: Two women in bikinis walk their dogs by a row of campers at Terry Andrae State Park.
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Bathing Beauties

Date: June 10 1932
Description: Fanchon & Marco girls on pier. (Twelve bathing beauties in bathing suits on Willows pier)
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Bathing Beauties

Date: June 17 1932
Description: Eleven Fanchon & Marco show girls model bathing suits at Heller's, 205 State Street.
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Sun Dip

Date: July 08 1988
Description: Two women lifeguards sun themselves at the edge of Horeb Park pool during a rotation break.
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Vacationers at Cabins

Date: 1931
Description: Women, men and children in summer clothes stand between cabins at the Gallop Inn on Tainter Lake.
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First Girls Party on Beach

Date: September 07 1927
Description: Women employees of Thordarson? in bathing suits on the beach during the First Girls Party to Rock Island.
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Co-eds On Pier

Date: May 05 1949
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...
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Brandel Women and Friend in Bathing Suits

Date: 1925
Description: Mary Brandel, her mother, and a friend pose together wearing bathing suits. Trees and a lake are behind them, and the shadow of the photographer can be see...
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Bathing Beauties on a Car

Date: 1925
Description: Mary Brandel and a friend sit on the front of a car. They are wearing bathing suits. A road and fence are on the left.
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Bathing Beauties and Max

Date: June 1927
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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Winnifred Woodmansee

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Description: Lakeside glamour swimsuit portrait of Winnifred Woodmansee. She was chairwoman of the C.A.R.E. committee for an extended period. Her husband was owner and...
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York Harbor Beach

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Description: Bathing beaches and cottages along the coast.
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Mack Sennett Bathing Beauties Posed on an Automobile

Date: February 1919
Description: Six Mack Sennett bathing beauties wave as they sit on a Willys Six seven-seat touring car. Three of the actresses are tentatively identified as Marie Prevo...

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