|Boys Swimming in the North Branch of the Chicago River, 1919
These young boys swimming in the North Branch of the Chicago River in 1919 exhibit just how little was needed to swim in a region filled with waterways. No suits, no designated public beach, just a warm summer day is all these children needed for fun and games.
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