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If You Can’t Go to a Swimming Pool Right Now, Here Are Some Photographs

The following are from The Swimming Pool in Photography, an exploration of the cultural history of the swimming pool.

4th May 1961: A submerged car which its drunken owner ‘parked’ in a swimming pool in Beverly Hills, California, believing it to be a parking space. Nobody was injured in the process. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Diego Opazo, House on the cliff ©_Architecture- FRAN SILVESTRE ARQUITECTOS

Sun Bath at Deligny Pool In Paris (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)

United States, circa 1950s: Woman sunbathing on green mat by edge side of pool water recline holding beach ball by her side felax. © H. Armstrong Roberts / Getty Images

Winner of female diving contest Blandine Fagedet at the Swimming Pool Georges Vallerey In Paris, France, on July 13, 1962. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Dudley Williams of Denver and her son, Dag, get a dip that is both warm and briskly chilling in a hotel pool in Vail, Colorado. © Library of Congress

Washington, D.C. Mount Vernon Seminary: girls in swimming pool. Frances Benjamin Johnston, 1864-1952, © Library of Congress.


Extracted from The Swimming Pool in Photography. Used with permission of Hatje Cantz. 

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