While the 1920s started the trend for leisure activities like swimming, it was economic changes in the 1930s that made swimming a pastime for everyone — not just those lucky enough to live near a beach.
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The New Deal funded community pools to open up around the country. Cheap entry prices made swimming an affordable diversion for weekend fun.
From pajamas and jumpsuits to shorts or even simple swimwears, here is a set of vintage photos that show beachwear styles of women in the 1930s.