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Last Ones In: 1943

Last Ones In: 1943

July 1943. Glen Echo, Maryland. "Swimming pool in the Glen Echo amusement park." Where most of the swimsuits aren't swimming. Medium-format negative by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.


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Fun is where you find it jingle

Summer Teen radio in the Washington, DC- Baltimore area in the '50s and early '60s was constantly peppered with the Glen Echo jingle which can be heard at the following link, as originally broadcast on station WPGC:

Crystal Pool is gone

Only the outline of the pool and the original façade of the entrance are still there. The entrance was restored a few years ago. Art Deco doorway leading nowhere.

A Military Hangout

I noticed all of the "fit" folks too. At first I wondered how so many prime military men could be there until I saw the line outside waiting to get in. Lots and lots of uniforms so have to assume that those inside were mostly military too.

Fun is where you find it

I remember radio commercials in northern Virginia in the early '60's for Glen Echo. I think it started this way.

Fun is where you find it.
Where do you find it?
Glen Echo Amusement Park.
The Coaster Dips are cool.
So's the Crystal Pool.
For summertime fun, it's Glen Echo after dark.
Glen Echo Amusement Park.

Anyone else remember this?

Rubber bathing caps

I HATED those things! They pulled the hair going both on and off, were hot, and just plain miserable!

Waist lines

Not an obese or even slightly overweight person in sight.

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