Women pose in front of a beachside tanning booth in St. Petersburg, Florida. Tanning was popular in 1929—the booth advertises it as “curative” and “life giving.”
Sunbathers relax on deck chairs.
Goggles afford sunbathers eye protection on a beach by Narragansett Bay in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1995.
A family sunbathes near railroad tracks in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1991.
People sunbathe in Yalta, Crimea, in the former Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, U.S.S.R.
Women relax beside oil pumps on Padre Island, Texas. The photo appeared in a 1980 issue of National Geographic.
Students catch some rays during Spring break in Daytona Beach, Florida, 1973.
Beachgoers stake out their territory in a 1975 aerial view of Ocean City, Maryland
St.Petersburg, Florida, in 1929.
Families relax and play at a water park in Tiberias, Israel, 2010.
Local fisherman has dragged their boats away from the shore to make room for vacationers in Positano, Italy.