Frosty Sun Worshipers

Long before tanning salons, winter sunbathing was a popular pastime in Coney Island! Clad in overcoats, these regulars are catching some rays back in February 1952. The chairs and reflectors were rented by the hour! AP Photo

Personally, at first glance, I thought these people were dead! Happy to learn that they were in fact enjoying themselves in the sunlight.

Source: Coney Island History Project–Facebook