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Swimsuits and Soldiers

Happy Spring Equinox! Today marks the first official day of Spring (though you’d never know it based on all the snow we’re still getting here in Vermont). To celebrate the coming season, here are some awesome photos from a Spring picnic in 1944.

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original photo series titled “Abalone Picnic” captured by John Florea in April 1944

via Google LIFE archives

  • jelly andrews

    Oh! It seems a great escapade especially rafting. I am glad you shared these photos. I had a great time looking at them. Thanks for sharing.

  • That raft looks fun!!!

  • Those are so adorable, I love it!The suits are amazing. And 40s hair in more of a mostly-natural state, I love to see that. 🙂

    Now if only it would hurry up and get warm!

  • I love all those swimsuits. What awesome photos!

  • sallieforrer

    Happy Spring!! Love those suits – especially the brunette’s!

  • Rebecca Wagner

    Look at their prefect hair, even at the beach. Jealous:)

  • Deborah H

    I love those beautiful swimsuits, they are just fantastic! Everyone looks like they are having so much.

    Hellcat Vintage

  • Monica Swift

    Yes, happy Spring. We shared that same last storm, I think we have more snow on the ground now than at any point during the actual winter. These photos are amazing….what an era!

  • cowroad

    Oh my, these are just marvelous! 😉

  • What amazing pictures!! These girls look so elegant don’t they? Like they own the world…and they clearly do with those bathing suits!