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December 18, 2014

50 Interesting Vintage Photos of Daily Life on the Beach from the 1920s

March 1929: A vacationer is seen sitting on a New Jersey beach. (H. F. Davis/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

August 1928: Holiday makers have a piggy back race on the beach at Shanklin on the Isle Of Wight. (Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Circa 1929: Life savers practicing on Bondi Beach in Sydney. (Fox Photos/Getty Images)

July 1921: Bathers dance hand in hand on the beach at Plymouth, in Devon, England. (Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

July 1921: Bathers on the Plymouth shore, Devon. (Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

August 1922: A group is seen walking on the beach at Canvey Island, Essex. (MacGregor/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Circa 1927: Actress Joan Crawford playing on the beach with fellow star Dorothy Sebastian. (General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)

May 1929: A young bather lighting a cigarette with the tip of her friend's on the beach at Broadstairs, east of London. (H. F. Davis/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Circa 1929: A row women showing off some unusual and original swimwear on the beach. (Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Circa 1926: Russian-born composer Irving Berlin relaxes on Palm Beach with novelist and scriptwriter Anita Loos and Arthur Somers Roche. (General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)

July 1927: Two young vacationers at Viking Bay, Broadstairs, on the Isle of Thanet. (Davis/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Circa 1924: Actress Viola Dana is seen on the beach. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Circa 1924: A group is seen on a beach. (Fox Photos/Getty Images)

March 1929: Two women are seen using a 'skreenette' at the beach. (H. F. Davis/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

August 1922: A studio shot of two young women in swimming costumes reading under a large parasol. (Gill/Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

May 1928: Two bathers sitting on the rocks at Broadstairs beach under a parasol. (Davis/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

July 1921: Bathers on the sands at Penzance in Cornwall. (Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

July 1928: Keeping cool in the sea during a heatwave at Bexhill, Kent. (Crouch/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Circa 1929: Bathing belles enjoying a smoke on the beach at Aldeburgh, Suffolk. (Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Circa 1924: Girls of 'The Merry Whirl' applying their make-up on Manhattan Beach, New York, where they are holding a water carnival. (General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)

Circa 1925: Women are seen posing near a Paris beach. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Circa 1929: Two 'Bathing Beauties' on the beach. (General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)

July 1926: Two young women sunbathing on the beach at Sheringham in Norfolk. (E. Bacon/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Circa 1929: American actress Bebe Daniels with actor Ben Lyon at their California beach home. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Circa 1924: A professional photographer taking snaps of vacationers on the beach at Ostend. She is using a ladder to steady her camera and keep it out of the waves. (General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)

July 1926: Bathers pose on the beach at Shanklin, Isle of Wight. (Central Press/Getty Images)

Circa 1926: Four bathing belles shading themselves with parasols on the beach at Skegness, in Lincolnshire, England. (Reg Speller/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

August 1922: A bather tries to induce her friends into the water at Canvey Island, Essex. (Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Circa 1920: Three young girls bathing on Blackpool beach. (Central Press/Getty Images)

July 1921: A 'Bathing Belle' at Plymouth beach in 1921 with her parasol. (Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

May 1927: A woman is seen wearing beach pajamas on an English beach. (Fox Photos/Getty Images)

February 1925: Members of the Brighton Swimming Club take advantage of an early summer to visit the beach. (E. Bacon/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

February 1929: Two girl bathers enjoying an early morning dip at Bognor. (H. F. Davis/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Circa 1928: A group of young children walking hand in hand by the sea. (Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

May 1927: Yum Yum beach fashion at Rottingdean, on the south coast of England. (E. Bacon/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Circa 1929: Bathers undress using the 'skreenette' on a public beach. (Davis/Getty Images)

August 1923: Society girls on the beach at Le Touquet-Paris-Plage. (Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

August 1926: American swimmer Gertrude Ederle, right, the first female to swim across the English Channel, is wished bon voyage by Lillian Cannon, another U.S. swimmer, before starting her historic swim on Aug. 6, 1926 in Cape Griz-Nez, France. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Circa 1925: Crowded beach at Canvey Island on the River Thames, London. (Fox Photos/Getty Images)

February 1922: A British society group at Palm Beach, Fla., with their inflatable plastic mattress. (Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

April 1927: A male bather carries a female friend on the beach at Brighton. (Davis/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Circa 1927: Actress Julia Faye is seen with Dorothy Egan on the beach. (Fred Archer/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

July 1926: Vacationers share a towel on the beach at Lowestoft. (Davis/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

July 1927: A woman taking a photograph of a fellow bather at the beach on the Isle of Thanet. (Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

July 1927: Two women playing leapfrog on the beach at Broadstairs in Kent. (H. F. Davis/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

July 1926: Two small bathers on the waters edge at Lowestoft, Suffolk. (E. Bacon/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Circa 1926: Three women are seen enjoying the Gala at the Thames Resort at Hampton Court. (Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

May 1927: Yum Yum beach fashion at Rottingdean, on the south coast of England. (E. Bacon/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Circa 1929: A group of women are seen dragging men into the sea at Shanklin, Isle of Wight. (Edward G Malindine/Getty Images)

August 1923: Dancer Miss Eileen Molyneux on the beach at Le Touquet. (Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)



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