Swimsuits Through the Years

Take a look back at how swimsuits, especially the 2-piece variety, have changed over the years … and by change we mean gotten very “itty-bitty, teeny-weeny.”

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Crown Fountain, Chicago
Crown Fountain, Chicago

Crown Fountain, Chicago

Designed by Jaume Plensa, the Crown Fountain in Chicago's Millennium Park consists of two 50-foot towers of glass blocks facing each other across a black granite plaza. The plaza becomes a 1/8th-inch-deep pool, allowing visitors to essentially "walk on water." 960 1280

City of Chicago  

Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park, Missouri

Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park, Missouri

Shoot through Mother Nature's hydraulics at the swimming holes at Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park in Middle Brook, MO. 960 1280

Courtesy of the Missouri Division of Tourism  

Ohiopyle State Park, Pennsylvania

Ohiopyle State Park, Pennsylvania

Cool off on the natural watersides in Ohiopyle State Park, a gift from Mother Nature and thousands of years of erosion. 960 1280

David P. Fulmer  

Central Park, New York

Central Park, New York

Kids and adults alike play in the Bethesda Fountain at Central Park in New York City. The "Angels of the Waters," located in the middle of the fountain symbolizes the purifying of the city's water supply due to the opening of the Croton Aqueduct in the 1800s. 960 1280

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Robert H. Treman State Park, New York

Robert H. Treman State Park, New York

Take a dip in the stream-fed pool beneath the 115-foot Lucifer Falls, at Robert H. Treman State Park in the Finger Lakes. 960 1280

flicrk: Andy Arthur   

Noah's Ark Water Park, Wisconsin

Noah's Ark Water Park, Wisconsin

An overall look at Noah's Ark, America's largest water park, located in Wisconsin Dells, WI. 960 1280

Noah's Ark Water Park  

Blue Hole Regional Park, Texas

Blue Hole Regional Park, Texas

A boy plays around on a rope swing at Blue Hole Regional Park in Wimberley, TX. Blue Hole recently opened as a regional park, before that it was a good ol' Texas swimmin' hole. 960 1280

Lynn Holubec  

Delaware River, New Jersey

Delaware River, New Jersey

A family enjoys lazy river rafting in Delaware. 960 1280

Yuuji and Mathew Crance from Delaware River Tubing, Inc.  

Schlitterbahn Water Park, Texas

Schlitterbahn Water Park, Texas

A boy plays at Schlitterbahn Water Park Resort in New Braunfels, TX. 960 1280

Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort  

Lareau Swimming Hole, Vermont

Lareau Swimming Hole, Vermont

Three friends jump off a rock into shallow water at the Lareau Swim Hole in Waitsfield, VT. 960 1280

Doug Shick - www.flickr.com/photos/46207792@N00/  

Wet-N-Wild Water Park, Orlando

Wet-N-Wild Water Park, Orlando

A family enjoying one of many tubing rides located at Wet-N-Wild Water Park in Orlando, FL. 960 1280

Wet-N-Wild Orlando  

Waterfalls, Hawaii

Waterfalls, Hawaii

Some local boys play in a waterfall in Kauai, HI. 960 1280

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Brownstone Park, Connecticut

Brownstone Park, Connecticut

A competitor coming to the end of the Challenge Course at Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park in Portland, CT. 960 1280

Brownstone Park