PHOTOS: How New Jerseyans have beat the summer heat over the years

oak-ridge-lake-new-jerseyCourtesy of Lauren Maehrlein

One thing that hasn’t changed about summer over the last century is the heat. Yes, the sun is baking all of us, but New Jerseyans have always found ways to cool off. Check out these vintage photos of Garden State residents and vacationers splish splashing their way through the warmest months of the year, and visit NJ.com to see even more.

ringwood-new-jersey-summer-campCourtesy of Bobby Cole
bodybuilder-harold-poole-isabelle-mirasolaCourtesy of Gary Mirasola
jersey-city-poolCourtesy of Carol Archibald-Raeford
bordentown-beach-new-jerseyCourtesy of the Canal Society of New Jersey
trenton-summerCourtesy of Pat Mollis Looney
newark-fire-hydrantCourtesy of Joe Biondo
lake-ocquittunk-new-jerseyCourtesy of the NJ Digital Highway