As temperatures hit a record high for the year here in Bradford (and everywhere else in the UK), our thoughts have turned to the lazy, hazy days of summer.
We’ve delved into our collection to bring you some fabulous visual representations of the hottest season, from the 19th century to the swinging 60s.
Victorian beach scenes, countryside picnics and 1950s sundresses—lie back and relax as we celebrate some of the sunniest summer images from our collection.
If you’d like some summer scenes to adorn your walls, take a look at this range of summer-themed prints available from the Science & Society Picture Library. (And as the weather is bound to turn sooner or later, there’s also an accompanying set of rainy scenes…)