Again, let's celebrate the start of summer (or pretend it's the start of summer, as the case may be)-- this time, with ice cream! As these photos make clear, loving ice cream isn't confined to any time or place.
Many of these come from the Dutch National Archives, because the Dutch clearly appreciate ice cream, and the rest are from the LIFE archives, because LIFE photographers do too.
Children eating ice cream (the Netherlands?). Source
Woman eating a banana split, Toronto, 1952. Source
Eddie Cantor (who is awesome, by the way) having ice cream with actress Deanna Durbin, New York City, 1938. Source
Little girl with ice cream, St. Louis, Missouri, 1955. Source
Teenage couple eating an ice cream cone together, Atlantia, Georgia, 1947.
Little boy with ice cream, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 1959. Source
Even businessmen like their ice cream. United States, 1946. Source
Man dressed as a sheik eating date ice cream during a date festival, California, 1948-- why they were having this date festival, I don't know. Source
Chatting over ice cream, London, 1930. Source
28 flavours of ice cream to chose from! USA, 1948. Source
Sometimes you have to have them all. Source