Emilio Segrè Visual Archives

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A Day at the Beach

Photos of the Month — July 2014

Everyone deserves a holiday. And that holiday usually includes sunbathing on the beach, constructing a sand castle, or eating local lobster for dinner. We’ve culled our collection this month for images of scientists with their families and friends enjoying time off at their favorite beaches, lakes and summer escapes. Photos in this month’s gallery document lobster boils, taking dives into a lake, and the ever-changing fashion trends of bathing suits. Please enjoy this featured selection from our historical photos collection. To see more images like these, type the words "beach," and or "swimming" in the search engine.

William Allis (left) and Krook (right) standing on a beach holding lobsters, circa 1958. Photograph by Davis, courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Physics Today Collection.

L-R: Max Born, Maria Goeppert Mayer. Credit: AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Maria Stein Collection.

L–R, sitting: Segrè, Persico, and Fermi at Ostia Beach. Standing women are unidentified. Credit: AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Segrè Collection.

Val (left) and Lia (right) Telegdi on a beach in Florida at sunset. April 1959. Credit: AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Telegdi Collection, gift of Judith Goodstein.

L–R: Robert Atkinson and Werner Heisenberg outdoors by the water in Ann Arbor, MI. Photograph by Samuel Goudsmit, courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Goudsmit Collection.

Philip Morse with children; left to right: Martin K. Bainbridge, Conrad Morse, and Nancy Barrow in Gilmore Pond, New Hampshire. Photograph by K. Bainbridge, courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives.

Left to right: Norton Hintz (Minnesota), Harry Gove (Rochester), and Ben Mottelson in 'spin down state' after lectures at Brookhaven Summer School. 1965. Photograph by Norton Hintz, courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Hintz Collection.