1863. The Brighton Swimming Club.

Members of the Brighton Swimming Club (a. "The Brighton Bulge"*) pose for a photograph in their tophats, ca. Please note time-travelling Stephen Colbert, situated dead center, delivering his trademark smirk of incredulity.

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Prior to the in New England, insane people, like this woman from Danvers Massachusetts were auctioned off to the highest bidder to do with as they pleased. horrors were waiting for these unfortunate people when they got to the asylum.

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My oh my, top hats and squeezers. Brighton Swimming Club 1853 Love the tall tall hats!

“Battle of Britain. Children in an English bomb shelter.”  England, 1940-41  From British Information Service/U.S. Office of War Information  Thanks to Shorpy Historic Photo Archive - View full size

World War II: Battle of Britain - Children in an English bomb shelter, England, This is a truly remarkable photo some people did not even have bomb shelters

I was trying to take a picture of a dolphin. Must've gone under when I clicked the camera.

I was trying to take a picture of a dolphin. Must've gone under when I clicked the camera.

A most beautiful suicide – 23 year old Evelyn McHale leapt to her death from an observation deck floor) of the Empire State Building, May She landed on a United Nations limousine… Photography by Weegee ( Robert Wiles)

The temperature varies greatly in the bay. These readings were taken from the middle of the Bay. Close to shore the temperature minimum is around 8 degrees and can get to 22 degree in summer.

The temperature varies greatly in the bay. These readings were taken from the middle of the Bay. Close to shore the temperature minimum is around 8 degrees and can get to 22 degree in summer.

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Men need to dress like this again! You are viewing an intriguing picture of Well Dressed Man, with top hat, gloves, and a cane. It was taken between 1905 and 1945 by Harris & Ewing.

Challenging conditions for a swim.

Challenging conditions for a swim.

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