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Vintage sunbathing beauties!

Sunbathing didn't become popular in Britain or America until the 1920s, when Coco Channel sparked the trend by sporting a deep, golden tan after holidaying in the French Riviera. Before that, upper class women had religiously protected their skin from the sun's rays, as tanned skin was an indication that you were poor and worked outside in the fields. Vintage Seekers takes a look back at some of the most stylish sun seekers and beach babes throughout the twentieth century...

Photographic Print of 1950s sunbathing from Mary Evans

Barbara Bradford Mann sunbathing on the Steel Pier, Atlantic City (1938)