Well, summertime has arrived bringing temperatures well into the upper 90s tipping over into the 100s. Heat and humidity mean only one thing. It is time to bring out the swimsuits and head to a nearby beach or community swimming pool to cool off. In my father’s childhood, he would head to the river and jump in.
This beach shot of bathing beauties was most likely taken in the 1920s. My grandmother’s Uncle Fred, Aunt Frances and cousin Florence were enjoying a beautiful summer day. Uncle Fred Duntemann was a Chicago Park Policeman. He spent a great deal of time outdoors patrolling the parks on horseback. This accounts for his very tan head.