Throwback Thursday: summertime bliss of yesteryear

Seattle’s summer has been one for the books, with a number of record-breaking hot days and more sunshine than our vegetation knows what to do with. Today we look back at sweet summertime shots of the old days.

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Original caption: “This is where the people were not — Golden Gardens populated by almost no one. Paulette Robinson, 9, and Mary Robinson, 6, play in the sand.” Photo taken September 5, 1964, courtesy of the Seattle P-I’s “Vintage Washington” Instagram feed.

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By contrast, the above photo from 1929 shows a packed Golden Gardens beach. Photo courtesy of the Seattle P-I’s “Vintage Washington” Instagram feed.


Negative of seven men at North Beach, four in classic swimming costumes and three in street clothes with their pants rolled up. Photo taken in 1909; courtesy Ballard Historical Society.

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