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Willa McGuire, women’s world water ski champion and

Willa McGuire, women’s world water ski champion and star ballerina of the marine revue, laughs for the audience as she neatly balances on one foot and is pulled along by the other, at the marine stadium at Jones Beach. (July 25, 1967) Photo Credit: AP

From bathing attire to celebrities, take a look back at summer on Long Island from the 1920s to now.

Bathing in Long Beach meant wearing head-to-toe bathing

Bathing in Long Beach meant wearing head-to-toe bathing attire and cost 25 cents to gain access to the beach in the 1920s.

An ad for High Hill Beach in 1920.
Photo Credit: Collection of Joshua Soren

An ad for High Hill Beach in 1920.

Swimmers at High Hill Beach in the 1920s.
Photo Credit: Collection of Joshua Soren

Swimmers at High Hill Beach in the 1920s. The area is now part of Jones Beach State Park.

Swimmers enjoy what was then known as High
Photo Credit: Collection of Joshua Soren

Swimmers enjoy what was then known as High Hill Beach in the 1920s. The popular area is now part of Jones Beach State Park.

Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt and his three sons,
Photo Credit: AP

Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt and his three sons, wave to friends ashore as they sailed aboard Myth 11 in Port Jefferson. (July 11,1932)

Coming all the way from Hollywood to defend
Photo Credit: AP

Coming all the way from Hollywood to defend her 220-yard back stroke title, Eleanor Holm practices in Zachs Bay at Jones Beach State Park. (July 20, 1933)

An exercise class on Jones Beach in 1937.
Photo Credit: AP/New York State Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation

An exercise class on Jones Beach in 1937.

The 300,000-candle power Montauk Lighthouse. One of America's
Photo Credit: AP

The 300,000-candle power Montauk Lighthouse. One of America's first lighthouses, it was established in 1799. (July 24, 1945)

Jacqueline Lee Bouvier -- later to be known
Photo Credit: AP

Jacqueline Lee Bouvier -- later to be known as Jackie Kennedy -- with her father, John N. Bouvier, in Easthampton a few days before her 18th birthday in July 1947.

Bernard of Paris, aqua clown, performs hijinks on
Photo Credit: AP

Bernard of Paris, aqua clown, performs hijinks on a barrel mounted on a small circular board as he is pulled along the water in the marine circus at Jones Beach. (July 25, 1952)

Jones Beach in 1952
Photo Credit: Newsday/Harvey Weber

Jones Beach in 1952

Locals arrive at the front gate of Jones
Photo Credit: NYS Parks

Locals arrive at the front gate of Jones Beach Pool to cool off on a hot day for an entry fee of 30 cents on Thursday, July 4,1957.

Robert Moses and
Photo Credit: LI Parks Commission

Robert Moses and "Song of Norway" cast members at Jones Beach. (1958)

Children line up for the Good Humor Ice
Photo Credit: Doris Lentini

Children line up for the Good Humor Ice Cream Truck at Bay Crest Beach in Huntington Bay in June 1960.

Guy Lombardo prepares for the musical “Hit The
Photo Credit: AP

Guy Lombardo prepares for the musical “Hit The Deck” at the Jones Beach Marine Theater. (May 31, 1960)

Willa McGuire, women’s world water ski champion and
Photo Credit: AP

Willa McGuire, women’s world water ski champion and star ballerina of the marine revue, laughs for the audience as she neatly balances on one foot and is pulled along by the other, at the marine stadium at Jones Beach. (July 25, 1967)

Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller during an election-year visit
Photo Credit: Newsday / William J. Senft Jr.

Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller during an election-year visit to Jones Beach in Wantagh in 1970.

Michael Corio, 3, and William Corio, 6, line
Photo Credit: Newsday / Mitch Turner

Michael Corio, 3, and William Corio, 6, line up for ice cream from Good Humor man Charles Deitch in Smithtown on June 16, 1973.

A 13-foot Great White shark is lifted by
Photo Credit: AP

A 13-foot Great White shark is lifted by an earthmover for a crowd of hundreds to see on a marina in Center Moriches on June 29, 1979.

Tim Porter, left, his brother Bob Porter, center,
Photo Credit: AP

Tim Porter, left, his brother Bob Porter, center, and Richard Schoen display a 630-pound, 10 1/2-foot Great White shark on a pier in Freeport on June 19, 1982. The three said it took about 50 minutes to catch the shark.

Visitors to Jones Beach State Park sun themselves
Photo Credit: AP

Visitors to Jones Beach State Park sun themselves on the beach and cool off in the surf during a heat wave that set a record high of 100 degrees in Central Park. (July 5, 1999)

Mike Cassella plays with his 10-month-old son, Mike
Photo Credit: Jeremy Bales

Mike Cassella plays with his 10-month-old son, Mike Jr., at Jones Beach. (June 1, 2013)

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