Summer in early Las Vegas usually included swimming at the town's only public swimming pool, at the old Las Vegas Ranch. Here a group of railroad employees pose by the pool in 1916.
Above, the ladies pose in the latest swim wear.
These photos are from the Jacob Von Tobel and Ernie Cragan collections. You can view more images from these collections by visiting UNLV Libraries Special Collections, located in Lied Library. You may also access additional photographs online at www.library.unlv.edu/speccol/photographs/photos