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Taking a swim in the East River, 1892

June 6, 2009

It must have been pretty hot out on this day at the Fulton Fish Market—so hot that these kids stripped off their clothes and dove in to the East River to cool off, disregarded the fact that it was illegal to swim in the river. For obvious reasons.

Meanwhile, fishmongers and others go about their day.


This photo is part of the New-York Historical Society.