Sunbathers, Dancers, and More Things You'd See at the Eiffel Tower in the 1920s
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Sunbathers, Dancers, and More Things You'd See at the Eiffel Tower in the 1920s

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The Eiffel Tower itself may not have changed much since the 1920s—although, the landmark was painted yellow at the turn of the 20th century—but the visitors sure have. While it's always been a tourist attraction, the '20s hosted a glamorous line-up of individuals: moulin rouge dancers, lethargic sunbathers, striking taxi drivers—the list goes on. One thing is for sure: there were no fanny packs or selfie sticks as far as the eye could see.

We pulled together a few throwback shots featuring these alluring guests. Here are just a few things you might have spotted had you visited the Eiffel Tower in the 1920s:

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Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.

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