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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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Frogplay: 1921

Frogplay: 1921

Washington, D.C. "Potomac Bathing Beach, 1921." Shenanigans, high jinks and malicious splashing strictly prohibited! National Photo Co. View full size.

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One frog needs a king's kiss

What an elegant pose to be caught in for the leaper, legs gone east and west in such ladylike fashion, black boots with a bathing suit and a jester's hat to top it off. Kiss her quick!


You ain't kidding dpatton.

I formally retract my previous "hubba hubba"

We've seen this duo before


As I recall, they came in for a bit of the Shorpy commentariat's criticism for failing to meet modern standards of hotness.

Spiky Topper

Hey, you on top! Sonic the Hedgehog wants his hat back!

The frogs thank you.

Hubba hubba.

All I can say is...

PS First comment after months of just digging through stuff. I absolutely love the site. Thanks Dave.

The Unknown Beachsters

How I wish the photographer would have recorded their names! Because somewhere, these two cutups have grandkids who should have this photo on their walls.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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