10 Photos of Summer Fun From Yesteryear

It’s mid-July, the temperatures are soaring, and (hopefully) everyone is enjoying a little summer fun. Here are ten photos of summer fun from across the US and across the 20th century.


Sara Sault dancing at May Fete, 1914. Photo via The Ohio State University Archives.


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Divers at Green Lake Beach in Seattle, WA. 1936. Photo via Seattle Municipal Archives.



A full car at Bird’s Nest Resort in Missouri, 1950s. Photo via Missouri State Archives.



Two women playing a game of tennis, circa 1955. Photo via Missouri State Archives.



The golf course at Texas A&M University, circa 1962. Photo via Cushing Memorial Library & Archives at Texas A&M.



A couple grilling out in Cocoa Beach, FL. August 1970. Photo via Florida Memory.



A canoe race on the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, July 1980. Photo via City of Minneapolis Archives.



Girls competing in a Fourth of July watermelon eating contest in White Springs, FL. July 4, 1983. Photo via Florida Memory.