There's no time like summertime!
Gabriel H. Sanchez
Posted on June 21, 2018, at 5:14 p.m. ET
A group of friends plays in the sea at Newquay, Cornwall, 1952.
A boy enjoys the water from a gushing fire hydrant in New York City's Lower East Side, 1957.
A crowd of beachgoers at Coney Island, July 1940.
A father teaches his daughter to swim in Miami, 1996.
A young boy peeps over beach grass to spy on four sunbathers in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, 1993.
Spectators line the National Mall to view the Fourth of July fireworks display in Washington, DC, in 2000.
Two men in Jersey City, New Jersey, fish in the Hudson River in front of the World Trade Center, 1980.
Raymond McNair, 10, cools off at park in New York City, 1997.
A group of showgirls enjoys ice cream cones while sitting on blocks of ice in 1926.
A group of kids dives into New York's East River at foot of East 21st Street in 1928.
A couple sunbathe on West Wittering Beach, England, 1956.
Actors Nancy Carroll and Doris Hill sunbathe at the beach, circa 1930.
Annie Gomez and her dog Blondie cool off in the waters near Key Biscayne, Florida, on June 18, 2001.
Young girls at a community car wash scrub a car in Hope, Arkansas, 1992.
Two boys with a dog stand outside a hot dog stand in Chicago, 1987.
A group of kids plays a game of stickball at a schoolyard in Manhattan, 1986.
People take a spin on the Corkscrew ride at Alton Towers theme park in Staffordshire, England, 1980.
A paramedic on duty at the Holborn Oasis swimming pool in London is seen sweating in the July heat, 1964.
People dancing at the Notting Hill Carnival in London, 1983.
A group of children plays in the street on a hot summer day in New York City, 1962.
A young couple embrace on the beach on a summer night at Coney Island, New York, 1946.
Nancy Carroll's name was misspelled in an earlier version of this post.
Gabriel H. Sanchez is the Senior Photo Essay Editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York City.
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