|Swimming in Lake Michigan at the Edgewater Athletic Club, 1929
Private clubs dotted the Lake Michigan shoreline into the twentieth century. The Edgewater Athletic Club provides a background to these young women in bathing suits and caps. Clubs provided affluent Chicagoans with a means to separate themselves from the general public, as well as to provide themselves and their children with elaborate sports facilities.
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