A Mack Sennett Bathing Beauty!
Mack Sennett Bathing Beauties c.1922
1920s bathing beauty postcard
Is this the earliest Life Guard suit?
seven swans a swimming… err ladies dancing! c.1927
a day at the beach c.1905
Here’s an early 20s suit in red. It’s wool jersey, with a button closure on one shoulder (crafty), and a seam at the dropped waist - good idea. This must’ve been a shocker on the beach, among the seam of black and navy blue suits.
Bathing Beauty Postcard c.1924
Carolyn Schnurer bathing suit ca. 1949-1951 via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
A great plaid bathing suit dating from between 1955 and 1960.
Coney Island Beach Girls, c.1919