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Montrose Beach: 1946

Montrose Beach: 1946

"Montrose Beach, Chicago, 1946." Another colorful entry from this batch of 35mm Kodachrome slides found on eBay. View full size.

 

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No bikinis

Strictly-speaking, this was a "two-piece".
The bikini bottom was cut more briefly and really did not come into general use until after 1946 (although the bikini was "invented" and named that year).

Montrose Beach: 2012

The near tower now sits in the middle of a long berm, so you can no longer see the water from the original vantage point. The far tower sits on a breakwater.

Montrose Beach today

I checked Google Maps and was amazed to see that the two light towers are still there.

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