I grew up on the farm in the ‘50s and ‘60s, and most of my time was spent out in the sun.
Back in those days, there was little thought of danger and exposure to the sun. We never thought about UV radiation that can lead to skin cancer. The only reason I ever wore a cap/hat was because the mid-summer sun was so hot!
Of course, I spent a lot of time fishing in the hot summer sun, and that would fry my skin even more!