- Item 41197 - Men and women in bathing suits, Old Orchard Beach, ca. 1920
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- Item 41197
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By the turn of the 20th century, Old Orchard Beach was well established as a popular destination. Young people model the typical bathing fashions of the early 1920's, including two-piece swim dress, black stockings, and swim boots. The men wear a shorter version of the two-piece suit, but without the swim shoes.Show Details
In the early 1920's, beaches would monitor a women's skirt length with a tape measure to ensure modesty. As the decade progressed, fashion prevailed as swimsuits became shorter and tighter for both men and women.