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28 Fantastic Vintage Photos Captured Street Scenes of Philadelphia in the 1900s

Philadelphia is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the fifth-most populous in the United States.

In the Northeastern United States, at the confluence of the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers, Philadelphia is the economic and cultural anchor of the Delaware Valley. It is the eighth-largest combined statistical area in the United States.

The area's many universities and colleges make Philadelphia a top international study destination, as the city has evolved into an educational and economic hub.

Take a look at these vintage photos to see what an old Philadelphia in the 1900s looked like.


12th and Market St., 1909


Broad St. north from Locust, circa 1900


Broad St., north from Spruce St., 1905


Broad Street north from Locust with view of City Hall, 1907


Broad Street north from Walnut, 1909


Chestnut Street and post office, 1904


City Hall in Philadelphia, 1900


City Hall, Broad Street north from Locust, 1907


Dock Street in 1908


Elevated Train Station at 36th and Market Sts., 1905


Entrance to Keith's Theatre, 1905.


Entrance to Keith's Theatre, 1905


Gimbel Brothers Store, ca. 1900


Gimbel Brothers store, Market and 9th, 1905


Hotel Flanders, Philadelphia, 1905


Land Title Trust Building, 1905


Market St. in 1905


Market Street from Eighth, 1904


Pennsylvania R.R. ferries, 1908


Pennsylvania Railroad ferry terminal, Market Street, 1905


Street in Philadelphia, 1906


Street mummery in Philadelphia, 1909


The Bellevue-Stratford Hotel, 1905


The elevated railway at Delaware and South Streets, 1905


The North American Building with City Hall in the background, 1905


The Philadelphia Bourse building, Fourth and Ranstead Sts., 1904


Valley Green, Fairmount Park, 1908


West End Trust Co. building, circa 1900

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Backyard Bunkers of the Blitz: Pictures of How London Families Lived in Their Backyard Bomb Bunkers during WWII

In 1938, with the outbreak of World War II on the horizon, Sir John Anderson was placed in charge of air-raid preparations in Britain. He commissioned engineers to design a cheap and simple shelter which could be distributed to the population. The result: the Anderson Shelter.

Six feet tall, 6.5 feet long, and 4.5 feet wide, the corrugated metal shelters were a snug fit for a family of six. They were buried four feet under owners' yards, their arched roofs covered with a layer of soil.

The shelters were distributed for free to poorer residents. Wealthier residents could purchase one for a small fee. According to Mashable, many chose to incorporate the shelters into their gardens, planting vegetables and flowers on top of them. Residents even held competitions for prettiest shelter.


Air raid shelters under construction at a factory in Newport, Wales. Feb. 23, 1939.


A man puzzles out how to assemble sheets of corrugated iron into an Anderson air raid shelter in his backyard, 1939.


Pig iron is piled on top of an Anderson air raid shelter to test its efficiency and strength, 1939.


Neighbors assemble Anderson shelters in their backyards, 1940.


A pet rabbit sits on top of the earth covering a family's new Anderson air raid shelter in their garden, c.1940.


A woman hangs out her laundry next to the new Anderson air raid shelter in her backyard, c.1940.


The Dallison family leave their Anderson shelter to view the wreckage caused by a nearby bomb explosion the night before, 1940.


A man fashions a blast door for his shelter out of a wooden table, 1940.


A decorated Anderson shelter, 1940.


The MacKenzie family take shelter during an air raid, 1940.


Actors are recorded for a film about Anderson shelters, 1940.


An elaborately decorated Anderson shelter, 1940.


Locals inspect an Anderson shelter next to a bomb crater. Despite the proximity of the blast, the two occupants of the shelter survived with minor bruises. Oct. 26, 1940


Tillz the hen stands outside her own hen-sized Anderson shelter. Nov. 4, 1940.


Alan and Doris Suter step down into their Anderson shelter in London, 1940.


Anderson shelters remain intact following a night of heavy bombing in east London, c.1940.


Mr. and Mrs. Murray bed down for the night in their Anderson shelter. Oct. 19, 1940.


A family celebrates Christmas in their Anderson shelter. Dec. 23, 1940.


A Christmas celebration in an Anderson shelter. Dec. 1940.


An Anderson shelter remains intact amid devastation in Croydon, c.1942.


A South London resident waters the vegetables planted on the roof of her Anderson shelter, c. 1943.


A family inspects their Anderson shelter with a 30-foot-deep bomb crater nearby, 1944.

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Rosa Jameson Red Squirrels Gathering Fruits And Nuts
 

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Before the great clean-up began! Vintage pictures of New York in the 1970s show the raw life of the city in stark contrast to its modern glitz
  • A set of vintage photos show a downtrodden New York during the hard hitting recession of the 1970s
  • The photos show the Twin Towers, Times Square and the subway system before the city's great 'clean up'
  • Photographer Terry Dwyer visited the Big Apple as a young man and admitted he feared for his safety
  • During the 1970s around one million people left the city proper due to rising crime and lack of opportunity


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11 Failed and Crazy Vintage Gadgets That Time Forgot

As technology evolves, there are bound to be some bumps in the road; some gadgets which seem like a great idea at the time, but are eventually revealed to be epic flops. These antique gadgets were at the cutting edge of technology when they were released, but never quite managed to become household names.

1. Solar Bath Apparatus



What better cure for the common head cold than a healthy dose of radiation? This scary-looking apparatus enclosed the head in a metal drum and doused it with ultra-violet rays. The Solar Bath Apparatus was meant to clear up catarrh of the ears, nose and throat, along with other head-related illnesses.


2. Clock Phonograph



Nobody likes waking up to the beeping or buzzing alarm clock, so some clever inventor decided to rig an alarm clock with a phonograph. Obviously, the phonograph wasn’t fated to enjoy a long and healthy life, and it fell out of use before the phonograph alarm clock really took off. The concept itself wasn’t exactly a complete failure, though – many of us wake up today to a CD in the alarm clock.


3. Flying Saucer Camera



In the 1950s, UFO sightings were being reported at a frenzied pace. In an attempt to weed out the obvious fakes, the Flying Saucer Camera was developed. One of its lenses took a normal picture, and the other separated the light in the picture into individual colors. The separation allowed authorities to easily discern the origins of the UFO in the photograph.


4. Electric Shaver Haircutting Guide



For the fancy but cash-strapped gentleman, the Electric Shaver Haircutting Guide allowed owners of electric hair clippers to cut their own hair. The metal guide was basically a single piece of wire bent in several places which the user held against his head to guide the clippers.


5. Umbrella-Equipped Cigarette Holder



This umbrella-equipped cigarette holder from 1931 was reportedly inspired by a British clown. Rather than using the tried-and-true hand-cupping method, smokers in the 30s could look just like a clown by using this truly weird contraption to keep the rain off of their lit cigarettes.


6. Scale in Soda-Fountain Seat



It’s little wonder that this invention never caught on, though if it had we might not be facing the obesity epidemic sweeping the developed world today. This seat, installed at a soda fountain counter, was meant to help customers watch their figures by giving weight readouts for waiting patrons. Perhaps someone realized that this was terrible for business and that’s why the invention has not seen the light of day since its 1938 conception.


7. Goofybike



This totally weird bike from 1939, aptly dubbed the Goofybike by its inventor, involved the whole family in some sort of weird bonding activity that involved Dad and Brother pedaling while Mom worked on her sewing machine and Sister simply sat there enjoying the ride. Poor Mom never got a break, even when it was time for family recreation.


8. Cigarette Case to Keep Track



In 1940, smokers who were sick of loaning out cigarettes could keep track of how many smokes they were using themselves and how many were being “bummed” by friends. Two separate buttons opened the case: one for when the owner was grabbing a smoke, and another for when a friend asked for one. It was presumably up to the owner to decide what to do with that information once he determined how many of his cigarettes were being given away.


9. Glamour Bonnet



This 1941 beauty treatment was purported to improve a lady’s complexion through the use of a vacuum – which seems dangerous, given that it completely encases her head in plastic. The picture above looks quite sinister, with the woman in the mask furrowing her brow and grasping the air hose worriedly and the other woman smiling menacingly while holding the plastic bag on the poor lady’s head. But the accompanying copy assures readers that this is a “glamorous” beauty treatment, not torture.


10. Breathing Balloon for Big Breasts



Women have done some extremely odd things over the years in the name of increasing their bust size. This balloon device is one of the less dangerous, but the idea behind it is certainly odder than most. The product was supposed to “develop the form” while measuring and increasing lung capacity with a shut-off valve (that little tape measure looped around the balloon). Just breathe deeply, and before you know it your breasts will magically increase in size.


11. Scooter Cannon



It seems like some scooter riders already have attitude problems, based on their tendency to zip dangerously through traffic, so the last thing you would want to do is give them weapons on their Vespas. This scooter cannon from 1957 featured a gun on top with six ammo shells carried on the sides, making it even more dangerous than the usual scooter.

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Spring Break in Southern California, 1947

According to TIME, back in 1947, when 10,000 young men and women to Balboa Beach in Southern California for spring break, the shenanigans wouldn’t have scored any higher than a PG rating. Daylight brought beachside dancing, boat races, beauty pageants and sunbathing. The evening hours found students aglow in the warmth of bonfires as portable radios churned out the tunes of the day.








































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13 Wildly Irresponsible Vintage Ads Aimed at Kids We Will Never, Ever See Today

In a world full of government regulations where every light bulb comes in a package explaining how you shouldn't eat it, it's easy to forget that it wasn't always like this. Once upon a time, not only did manufacturers not care what we did with their product, they seemed to build entire ad campaigns around tempting us to use them to kill our children.

1. Cocaine Isn't Just for Daddy Anymore



OK, maybe we're being a little unfair here. Sure, we know cocaine is bad for kids now. But they didn't know back in 1885 when this ad ran.


2. Gilbert Atomic Energy Lab



Yes, the Gilbert Atomic Energy Lab came with real live radioactive materials. It was supposedly low-level radiation and "completely safe and harmless!" though this is 1950 we're talking about. It's impossible to know if they were using the modern definition of the word "safe" or the Iver Johnson Revolver definition.

This toy was unofficially promoted by the U.S. government, which advertised a cash reward along with the toy to anyone who used the toy's Geiger counter to find uranium. There was presumably an additional reward for the first brave little boy to successfully use his Gilbert Atomic Energy Lab to kill a communist.


3. Gillette Safety Razor



There are two possible messages from this 1905 ad for a Gillette Safety Razor. The first is that nothing quite says "safe thing for your baby to play with" like a stick with open blades at the end.

Or you could make the fairly logical assumption that in the early 20th century, it was considered a crippling birth defect if you didn't have a thick, full beard at three months. Thus, prior to the invention of the Gillette Safety Razor, parents would have to shave the baby with a straight razor, and this product finally made it safe for the infant to shave himself.


4. Rainier Beer



This 1906 ad for Rainier Beer not only encouraged young people to start drinking but specifically says to make a "habit" out of it. Oh, but don't worry -- it "brings the glow of health."

This one has to get credit for going above and beyond Young Fritz up there. After all, that kid could have sneaked a cigar out of Old Fritz's stash without him knowing. But, no, here they're issuing a clear call to the terrifying old men of the world: "Find a young girl and make her drink beer with you." Really, the most irresponsible part of the ad is that it doesn't warn him to hide her revolver first.


5. Pet Monkey/Raccoon



"Hey look, Mom, we can just order rabies right out of the magazine now!"

Yes, the 1960s were a magical time, when wild animals were sold in comic books. Where were they getting all these monkeys and raccoons from anyway? Do we want to know? Is there a connection with the fact that the spider monkey is today on the endangered species list? Surely not -- it says right on the ad: "Live delivery guaranteed." These were clearly professionals when it came to cramming monkeys into cardboard mailing tubes.

Also, notice that the monkey is advertised as eating the same food as humans and "even likes lollipops." This is why most houses in the 60s smelled strongly of raccoons and monkey diarrhea.



That's right, in 1952 Santa didn't bring shiny red bicycles or teddy bears down the chimney. He lugged down a gigantic box that seems to contain about two thousand Camel cigarettes.

OK, we admit that Santa gets used in ads aimed at adults, too. And after all, it's not like it actually shows kids smoking or anything. Unlike...


7. Young Fritz Cigars



This ad for Young Fritz Cigars is actually from the label inside the cigar box, so it's not technically an advertisement. But is that better, or worse? In that spot it becomes more like product directions. "INSERT INTO MOUTH HOLE OF CHILD. IF IT CRIES, GIVE IT A SECOND ONE."

Wait, is that "Young Fritz" there in the picture? So the mascot itself is a child smoking? Hell, maybe we should just be happy they did a drawing instead of making an actual kid puff away on a stogie during a photo shoot.


8. Ayer's Cathartic Pills



Stop and think about the last time you struggled with getting a "childproof" pill bottle open. Now look at this 1890 advertisement for Ayer's Cathartic Pills, which makes pill containers look like a giggling wonderland for naked toddlers to frolic in. "Hey, look, Steve brought a huge stick of butter! Ha-ha, the old days are frickin' rad you guys!"

By the way, if you don't know what cathartic pills are or why it's a terrible idea for children to take handfuls of them, let's just say they uh, evacuate the bowels, which is not particularly something that children or babies need help with. And if you're giving them out in the copious amounts you see here, you might as well give them a non-Iver Johnson revolver to play with.


9. Ayer's Cough Syrup



Seriously, check out the dazed, stupefied look the kid on the left is sporting, while her sibling tries desperately to somehow open the giant bottle with a spoon. Both can be explained by the fact that Ayer's Cherry Pectoral, a self-proclaimed cure-all for any throat or lung problems, contained opium.

Yeah, don't wait for Mommy and Daddy to pry open the 50-gallon drum of opium juice, young Sally. We'll show you how to get the lid off with common household utensils. Just don't depend on little Mary for help -- she'll be spending the next three days marveling at how the whole world seems to be covered in fur.

This seemed to be a common theme with the Ayer's people...


10. Distaval Children's Sedative



We can forgive this 1960 ad for the children's sedative Distaval for the fact that the product's active ingredient was thalidomide (famous for getting pulled from shelves in 1961 for causing birth defects). They presumably didn't know at the time. But we're thinking that even 50 years ago, it wasn't considered good parenting to tell your three-year-old, "Why don't you go to the bathroom and get yourself a little bit o' sedative. You need to mellow out, son."

Though this whole self-service approach to children's medication was apparently not that uncommon, considering...


11. Du Pont Sun Lamp



At what age should you be ashamed about your lack of a deep, sexy tan? About two weeks, if you're living in 1960 and believe this ad for a Du Pont Health Tan Sun Lamp. This was decades before infant spray-tans were available, so concerned mothers had no choice but to hold their babies under its "long tanning rays" for hour after hour.

Fortunately, you can mount it on your bed and "Sleep Under It." Though the baby wouldn't know when to turn over to keep his South Beach tan even, so you'd presumably have to strap him to some kind of rotisserie device that'd slowly twirl him around.


12. Iver Johnson's "Safe" Revolvers



One thing we left off our recent list of time travel dangers: In the past, the average five-year-old girl was more of a man than most modern men will ever be. Apparently, little girls took revolvers to bed just in case they needed to kill a dude during their nap. This ad appeared in Harpers in 1904, in case any time travelers are wondering what era to avoid if they don't like playing the most permanent game of freeze tag possible.

We're thinking that generation's whole mindset can be summed up by this ad's two warnings: "Absolutely Safe" and "they shoot straight and kill." These were a people who saw no contradiction in those two statements. If you got shot, it was your own damned fault for getting in front of the gun.


13. Du Pont Cellophane



We understand that the 1950s were a different time -- you apparently weren't allowed to file a liability lawsuit until you first proved your worth by fighting a bear in the courtroom. Still, we're fairly certain that even back then, babies needed oxygen to survive.

This Du Pont Cellophane advertisement actually looked to raise the bar beyond mere irresponsibility by promising that this product could asphyxiate a number of babies at once.

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The photos that changed the world: Terrified children running from a napalm attack, man walking on the Moon, a kiss to mark the end of war and even Nessie are chosen among Time magazine's most influential images of all time
  • The US magazine, TIME, has chosen the 100 'most influential images of all time' in an extroardinary list
  • Curators, historians and photo editors from around the world sent their suggestions to the news publication
  • WARNING: Some of the images depict graphic scenes


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Goodbye Fidel Castro! Here Are 14 Rare and Amazing Vintage Photographs of the Cuban Leader from His Childhood to the 1940s

Former President Fidel Castro, who led a rebel army to improbable victory in Cuba, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 US presidents during his half century rule, has died at age 90.

With a shaking voice, President Raul Castro said on state television that his older brother died at 10.29pm on Friday. He ended the announcement by shouting the revolutionary slogan: "Towards victory, always!"


Mr Castro's reign over the island-nation 90 miles from Florida was marked by the US-backed Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961 and the Cuban Missile Crisis a year later that brought the world to the brink of nuclear war. The bearded revolutionary, who survived a crippling US trade embargo as well as dozens, possibly hundreds, of assassination plots, died eight years after ill health forced him to formally hand power over to Raul.

He overcame imprisonment at the hands of dictator Fulgencio Batista, exile in Mexico and a disastrous start to his rebellion before triumphantly riding into Havana in January 1959 to become, at age 32, as the youngest leader in Latin America. For decades, he served as an inspiration and source of support to revolutionaries from Latin America to Africa.


Three-year-old Fidel Castro is pictured here in 1929. (Cuban Council of State Photo Archive)


Fidel Castro in 1936.


Fidel Castro in 1940.


The young Fidel Castro eating a lollipop with his schoolmates at Nuestra Senora de Dolores school in Santiago, Cuba, 1940. (José María Patac/AFP)


The three Castro brothers in 1941 from left to right: Fidel, Raul, and Ramon. Castro named his younger brother Raul his temporary successor on July, 31, 2006, after undergoing intestinal surgery. It marked the first time that Castro had relinquished power in 47 years of rule. (Council of State Photo Archive)


Castro, at 17 years old, plays basketball at Belen Jesuit High School in 1943. (Cuban Council of State Photo Archive)




At the Jesuit Belen High School in Havana in 1944.






As a teenager hunting on his father's estate.


The caption describing Fidel Castro in his 1945 high school yearbook reads: Distinguished student and a fine athlete. Very popular. Will study law and we have no doubt he will have a brilliant future. (AP)


With Rafael del Pino, Armando Gali Menendez, and other UIR gang members in 1947.


In the Bogota, Colombia, riots of April 1948, with Enrique Ovares.


With wife Mirta Diaz-Balart in 1949.

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Johann Georg Meyer Von Bremen The little flower girl
 

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There Was a Time When Kids Were Taught To Respect Firearms, Not Fear Them – Pictures of Schoolkids Learning Firearm Safety in Rural Indiana, 1956

According to LIFE, in 1954 more than 550 U.S. children under 15 were killed in accidents involving the careless handling of firearms, five of them in lake County, Indiana. This situation shocked Indiana Conservation Officer Rod Rankin, who decided to offer a course in gun safety to any interested child in the county. In the past year 2,500 children from 6 years on, with the approval of their parents, have taken him up on it.

Rankin stresses two things: never point as gun at anybody, even in play, and always check immediately to see if the gun is loaded… Rankin is glad to answer routine questions such as “How fast and far does a bullet go?” but tries to discourage ones like “Have you ever shot anyone?” and “If you shoot a man in the head how long does it take him to die?”

Some people think Rankin is starting the kids on firearms too young. But the National Rifle Association points out that four states now permit gun safety courses in grade school and says, “The earlier a kid learns to respect a gun and what not to do with it the better chance natural curiosity won’t get him in trouble.”
































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Took the single 400 second exposure Saturday night, with a modified canon 6D. Pleased with the result in order to improve the next step is to use the SBIG ST-i guide scope.
 

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View attachment 86805 Took the single 400 second exposure Saturday night, with a modified canon 6D. Pleased with the result in order to improve the next step is to use the SBIG ST-i guide scope.
Very nice result especially for a single exposure! Unguided too? You have some great potential there. Another thing that you might consider is using flat frames to help with the dust motes. When done properly flat frames can make the dust motes practically vanish and also it helps with vignetting which can then allow you to stretch the image further. Just a thought really I have nothing bad to say about your image. :)

Here is my contribution from Saturday night.

M81/M82, Spiral and Irregular galaxies in Ursa Major
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100% crop of M81:
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Date: 11/26/2016
Camera: Canon Rebel T4i
Telescope: 110mm f/7 ED refractor (Orion)
Exposure: 83x300sec (6hr 55min total) at ISO 800
About: M81/82 are my favorite galaxies to look at. At magnitude 6.9 and 8.4 they are at a distance of about 11 million light years away. They are visible in the same telescope field but are at different angles which gives them an interesting almost 3D perspective
 

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I think we have the basis to start a mutual admiration society. Did you detect dust motes? That's interesting to me because the dust removal function of the camera is not working. I called canon repair and since it's been modified for astronomy they said they could only restore it to "factory new" condition.

The modified DSLR (astronomy) camera works much better on M42. This is a single 400 second exposure ISO 400 F6.7 in 5.5 inch refractor.

Hap Griffin did the mod. - http://www.imaginginfinity.com/

This is the same night with an unmodified 5D. It's been compressed to hell and back but you get the point.

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I think we have the basis to start a mutual admiration society. Did you detect dust motes? That's interesting to me because the dust removal function of the camera is not working. I called canon repair and since it's been modified for astronomy they said they could only restore it to "factory new" condition.

The modified DSLR (astronomy) camera works much better on M42. This is a single 400 second exposure ISO 400 F6.7 in 5.5 inch refractor.

Hap Griffin did the mod. - http://www.imaginginfinity.com/

This is the same night with an unmodified 5D. It's been compressed to hell and back but you get the point.

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Cool comparison between modded vs. un-modded.

I noticed a few motes on your image so I thought I would mention it but not anything major. As far as my experience goes they will often show up to some extent so it doesn't mean anything is flawed in your setup as a few bits of dust can be hard to avoid. When I started making flat frames I was pleased with how well they can compensate for them. Again though, your image is really nice as it is.

I also had my camera modified by Hap Griffin. He has modified 2 of my cameras. I definitely can recommend his work.

Another random pic, to go with the theme of the thread. :)

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Vintage Lifeguard Fashion – 33 Interesting Photos of Lifesavers in Swimming Costumes Through the Years

These are what vintage beach lifeguards looked like in the past.


Women lifeguard team at Venice beach, Los Angeles in the 1920s


A female lifeguard is showing a boy how to dive in the 8 foot deep end of the swimming pool, 1936


A group of women surf life-savers from Henley Club, South Australia, 1946


Jones Beach lifeguard in the 1930s


Leggy lifeguard at Steeplechase Pool in Coney Island, 1942


A lifeguard at Steeplechase park, Coney Island, July 1961


Los Angeles municipal lifeguard, 1926


A pretty lifeguard stands at her post at Riverside Cascades Pool, 1938


At Shadow Lake, Franklin Lakes, NJ, 1934


At the beach in Ogunquit, Maine, 1926


Bondi surf lifesavers at Bondi Beach, Sydney, NSW, 1930


Chicago Lifeguards, 1933


Chicago Park district lifeguard, 1945


Coney Island lifeguard in the 1930s


Female lifeguard at Headlands beach, Mentor, Ohio, 1964


Galveston lifeguards in 1909


Female lifeguards of Brighton Beach, Baywatch, 1921


Hermosa Beach lifeguards in the 1920s


Hot lifeguard, 1955


Huntington Beach lifeguards in the 1950s


Lifeguard at Baywatch Brighton Beach, New York, 1904


Lifeguard at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, July 28, 1935


Lifeguard at the beach in 1917


Lifeguard at the beach in the 1930s


Lifeguard group, ca. 1950s


Lifeguard lessons, ca. 1930s


Lifeguards at the beach in NYC in the 1920s


Lifeguards at the beach in Rochester, NYC, Aug. 3, 1935


Lifeguards with beautiful girls at the beach in 1924


Lifeguards, Los Angeles, 1915