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Source: Debbie Egan-Chin via the New York Daily News

I always try to make it to Coney Island’s annual Mermaid Parade in June. It’s usually a gorgeous day filled with happy people dressed in crazy costumes all getting into the summer spirit. Perhaps as a way to combat the winter blues and get our minds focused on warmer days, the New York Daily News presented a 34-photo slideshow of their favorite Mermaid Parade images from their archives.

I had fun strolling through the parade’s colorful history, starting in the more demure days of the early 40s, and ending in the modern sex fest that the parade has happily transformed into today. Check out all the pictures yourself and point us to your favorite one!

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