Bikini Science would not be complete if it were not for the contributions of the many happy people who have contribued the contents of their family photo albums to this endeavor.
Rich and poor, fat and thin, real people can adopt the most frumpy and the most outrageous costumes. Their sharing of their experiences helps make Bikini Science a product not simply of the styles of media and the visions of the few, but a contribution of the collective.
Family Photo Albums
Hundreds of pictures in Bikini Science span decades of photo albums. A dozen slides document a weekend outing in Maryland in 1964 (MD6410-16). A graphic artist recounts her first boyfriend and backyard pool (PB7410). A tourist from Las Vegas shares an extreme moment from Hoover Dam (LV8401). A friend shares vacation pictures of herself in near-bikini attire (IS8405). A photographer captures a neighbor in tanga (SF8501). Canadian-Columbian Kristina shares pictures of herself (KR8610) in her younger days. A friend sends in pictures from a nude beach (MV9310). A guy contributes pictures of two girls in a beach parking lot (SH9354), one of them changing her swimsuit (SH9358). A teenager rebels against buying a bikini (EC98BS). A young Jersey couple are uninhibited (T99374S). And a Brooklyn man shares pictures of his neighbors (CP98BS, OH99BS).
Pictures by a backyard pool come from Australia (HBC030BS).
Memories are made of this.