Vintage: Girls in Swimsuits (New York City, 1930s-1940s)

Vintage: Girls in Swimsuits (New York City, 1930s-1940s)

Collection of black and white vintage photos that show NYC’s girls in swimsuits (1930s-1940s).


A pretty lifeguard stands at her post where she keeps a sharp eye over revelers causing a commotion at Riverside Cascades Pool, 1938. (New York Daily News)


A group of women flaunt their stylish swimsuits while strolling along the Rockaway Beach boardwalk in 1938, much to the delight of nearby onlookers. (New York Daily News)


Nassau County’s Jones Beach sparkles with gals donning the latest swimsuit styles, 1939. (New York Daily News)


Two beach babes working on their tans at Jones Beach in New York, ca. 1939. (New York Daily News)


One retro beach babe isn’t afraid to get her feet wet while enjoying a day at Jones Beach, 1939. (New York Daily News)


This leggy lifeguard is supposed to have her eyes on the swimmers, but it’s the swimmers who have their eyes on her! Steeplechase Pool at Coney Island is full of people looking to cool off during the summer of 1942. (New York Daily News)


A bikini-clad gaggle of girls join hands as they take a dip in the cool waters of Coney Island, 1947. (Paul Bernius/New York Daily News)


Chris Holly is crowned “Miss Modern Venus” by the previous year’s winner, Evelyn Peterson, as the lovely runners-up stand beside her. The competition took place in Steeplechase Park, Coney Island in 1947. (Engels/New York Daily News)