Summer

Vintage Summer

Forget about Throwback Thursdays, we could look at vintage summer photos any day of the week! From Coney Island beach life to Las Vegas swim-up casinos, take a look back at summer days of yore.

+ Enlarge Photo
Shrink Photo
Bikini Debut Makes History
Start Over

Gallery Link:

View All

Photography by Keystone/Getty Images

Bikini Debut Makes History

The original bikini made a splash at the Piscine Molitor swimming pool in Paris in 1946. The bikini’s designer, Louis Reard, a French automobile engineer, forever changed swimsuit history that summer day by revealing the first bikini, made from 30 inches of newsprint fabric.

Loading...

Please forgive us, this gallery is really popular.

We sent a note to our support staff about the glitch you just experienced. Please click the button below to reload your content.

You May Also Like

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.”

A Taste of Vintage Vegas

Live like a mobster at El Cortez, the oldest hotel in Vegas.

Vintage Hawaii

Revisit Hawaii's heyday, when Hollywood, hula and the aloha spirit put it on the map. Follow the island paradise’s popularity over the years, from iconic movies to its landmark hotels.

We Recommend

Most Popular

Top 10 Florida Beaches

Kick off your flip-flops and get ready to sunbathe on these amazing ...

World's Coolest Roller Coasters

Buckle up and let the fun begin! Roller-coaster reviewer and coaster ...

Best Fireworks Displays

Ready to celebrate the country's independence? These are some of the ...

Best Nude Beaches

Brave enough to bare it all? Grab your sunscreen, toss your suit aside ...

15 Summer Weekend Getaways

From Memorial Day to Labor Day you have 15 weekends (count 'em) to ...

More Travel Inspirations

Food.com App
Download the New Food.com App

Get recipe inspiration, save money on groceries, and plan your meals stress free.

Food Network Eats
FN Kitchen Atlanta: Now Open!

Traveling this summer? Stop by Food Network Kitchen's gourmet market.

GAC Junk Gypsies
GAC’s Junk Gypsies Take on a Tour Bus

See past renovations and watch the Property Brothers battle for round two.