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Splash Mob: Vintage Pics of Cool Pools

Dive right into the summery settings of these vintage poolside photos. We’re swooning over the colorful umbrellas, the brilliant blue skies and water, and, of course, the fabulous swimwear. We think everyone under the sun will enjoy these picks of pool parties of the past.

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Barbe-cute! Vintage Pics of Picnics & Cookouts

Cookout and picnic season is in full swing, so it’s prime time to get your fill of dining al fresco. Are you a grill master or picnic pro? If so, take a look at some of these cookouts and picnics of the past to get inspired for the next one!

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A Super Troupe that Puts Our Summertime Showing Off to Shame

Think being able to slap on skis and skim along behind a sassy motorboat is cool? Think again. We’ve just discovered something that makes plain old waterskiing look about as impressive as rolling around in a pile of dirt.

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‘Camping’ Your Style: Vintage Pics of Happy Campers

Summer is the season for sleeping under the stars, swimming in the lake, and singing ’round the campfire. Who doesn’t want to unplug and unwind a little in the Great Outdoors? If a camping trip on your summertime itinerary, get inspired by this collection of campgrounds past.

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On the Road: Vintage Photos from Road Trips Past

Heading out on the road this summer? Why not get inspired by these road tripping ladies of vacations past?

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Girls of Summer: Lovely Lady Skateboarders from the 1960s

A few weeks back, I found myself on LIFE Magazine’s online photo archives, searching for vintage surfing photos, but was led to surface-skimmers of an entirely different sort: skateboarders!

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Vintage View: The Original Festival Fashionistas

With spring and summer music festivals well under way, we decided to go straight to the source to find festival fashion inspiration from those original music festivals that started it all in the ’60s and ’70s.

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Vintage View: Italy in ‘Amore’ Lovely Light

Writer Cindy dives into the pages of her grandmother’s vintage copy of Italia Mia to uncover Italy in the early 1970s.

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Vintage View: I Love Paris in the ’50s

As springtime approaches, we’re pining for a Parisian holiday. Since we can’t whisk ourselves over there right this very moment, we found the next best thing: vintage snapshots.

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Vintage View: Further Back with Andreas Feininger’s Photographs

We can never get enough of the pictorial relics of the Big Apple. We found a copy of the book New York in the Forties on the crowded shelves of a thrift store nearly 3,000 miles away!

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Tough Threads: Taking Tips from Teddy Girls

Forever haunted by those striking vintage photographs of Teddy Girls by Ken Russell in 1950′s London, we went out in search of modern editorials inspired by Russell’s iconic images.

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Welcome to Miami: Retro Beach Photos to Fall For

When I came across Ann Armbruster’s book The Life and Times of Miami Beach at local thrifting mecca Urban Ore, I immediately knew I had to add it to my collection of retro tomes. I whip it out …

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