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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FLY CANADIAN PACIFIC, c. 1950s

Toes Tenderly Treated: 1922

Toes Tenderly Treated: 1922

August 16, 1922. Washington, D.C. "Toe Doctor." Once your tootsies are taken care of, please note that "malicious splashing" is strictly prohibited. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Here's Looking At You Kid.

The lady on the far left seems to know that in 87 years she and her beach mates would be a subject of discussion on a Buck Rogers type of entertainment.

What's So Funny?

The expressions on peoples faces are hilarious. This photo had me laughing a full five minutes. And the comments another five. Thanks for making my day.

Have a seat over there

Why does this picture make me think that if this guy was alive today Chris Hansen would be asking him to take a seat?

Do-rag

The guy with the bandanna would be welcome at almost any beach these days.

Mop top

Whoa! At first glance I thought the chiropodist was sporting a rad 'do.

Cosmic Coif

It's Princess Leia's grandma!

Malicious Splashing

Unless your intended victim is the Wicked Witch of the West -- who probably shouldn't be anywhere near the water anyway -- is it even possible to splash a bathing companion in a way other than in good fun?

Before television and the internet

people were so easily entertained.

Why aren't these guys swimming?

I don't think it's about toes.

Hot Guys

Those two lads under the Bathing Girls sign are HOT HOT HOT!

A Grand Idea

Stan, having long ago given up any thought that he might rid himself of his foot fetish, stumbled upon a grand idea while at the beach one sunny afternoon.

 
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