If You Can’t Go to a Swimming Pool Right Now, Here Are Some Photographs

A Visual Dive into the Cultural History of the Pool

The following are from The Swimming Pool in Photography, an exploration of the cultural history of the swimming pool.

4th May 1961: A submerged car which its drunken owner ‘parked’ in a swimming pool in Beverly Hills, California, believing it to be a parking space. Nobody was injured in the process. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images) Diego Opazo, House on the cliff ©_Architecture- FRAN SILVESTRE ARQUITECTOS Sun Bath at Deligny Pool In Paris (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images) United States, circa 1950s: Woman sunbathing on green mat by edge side of pool water recline holding beach ball by her side felax. © H. Armstrong Roberts / Getty Images

Winner of female diving contest Blandine Fagedet at the Swimming Pool Georges Vallerey In Paris, France, on July 13, 1962. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
Dudley Williams of Denver and her son, Dag, get a dip that is both warm and briskly chilling in a hotel pool in Vail, Colorado. © Library of Congress Washington, D.C. Mount Vernon Seminary: girls in swimming pool. Frances Benjamin Johnston, 1864-1952, © Library of Congress.

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Extracted from The Swimming Pool in Photography. Used with permission of Hatje Cantz. 






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