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Beauty Queen Harvesting Cranberries

Date: 1947
Description: A young woman dressed in a bathing suit and wading boots poses for a promotional photograph for the Wisconsin cranberry industry at Thunder Lake Marsh. Tw...
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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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Memorial Union Terrace

Date: 1940
Description: Summertime view of people at tables on University of Wisconsin-Madison Memorial Union terrace, looking out to canoes and sailboats on the lake. In the back...
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Children and Adults at Wading Pool

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Description: A group of children and adults at a wading pool in a park.
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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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"Sirens of the Sea" Scene Still

Date: 1917
Description: Jack Mulhall and Louise Lovely meet on a beach surrounded by young women wearing bathing costumes composed mostly of seaweed in "Sirens of the Sea" (Univer...
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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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University of Wisconsin-Madison Crew Team

Date: May 26 1931
Description: University of Wisconsin-Madison crew team holding their long oars, with coxswain on a pier on Lake Mendota.
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Goodrich Steamship Lines

Date: 1930
Description: Cover from Goodrich Steamship Lines schedule, with a picture of a screw-driven passenger/freight vessel against the Chicago skyline and a beach scene in th...
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New Rubber Bathing Costume

Date: January 31 1934
Description: Miss Helen King modeling a new rubber bathing costume, holding a beach ball. This was the current fashion of the day and was made by U.S. Rubber Co.
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University Student Bathers

Date: July 29 1935
Description: Standing on the Alpha Chi Omega sorority pier, Willard Grasser and Robert Estes show what is and is not permitted with regard to men's bathing suits. "The...
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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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Wading Woman with Hat

Date: 1900
Description: Woman in wide brimmed hat wading in water.
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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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Motorboating

Date: 1955
Description: View of woman smiling and wearing a bathing suit while sitting in the back of a motorboat. She is steering the outboard motor on a lake. Behind her is the...
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Backyard Swimming Pool

Date: July 25 1980
Description: A family relaxes by their backyard pool, while a father tosses his infant son gently in the air.
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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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YWCA Slim Swim

Date: June 19 1967
Description: The "slim swim" program at the YWCA.
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Swimming Race at Camp Wakanda

Date: 1923
Description: Boys line up on pier for swimming race at Camp Wakanda.

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