Pier Park Pool, 1941

Pier Park pool, June 25, 1941. The back of the image states, “These bathing beauties of the St. Johns district were among the hundreds of persons who jammed Pier park pool Monday afternoon when most of the city tanks were closed for cleaning and refilling.”

 

Bathing beauties at Pier Park pool, June 25, 1941: A2001-045.666

Bathing beauties at Pier Park pool, June 25, 1941: A2001-045.666

 

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6 thoughts on “Pier Park Pool, 1941

  1. In those days Portland Parks did not heat their pools, the water came straight from Bull Run. You could freeze meat early in the summer in one of those pools.

  2. The fourth girl from the right looks like a young Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

    By “city tanks” is the post referring to the resevoirs? I would think the water towers and standpipes would be strictly off limits.

  3. Portland ladies of a certain age will remember the discomfort of those rubber swimming caps. We were so conditioned to using them that we would put them on even when swimming in a lake!

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