Measuring bathing suits on Palm Beach to ensure they conform with regulations introduced by the beach censors. c.1925 (“Smokey” Buchanan from the West Palm Beach police force measures the suit of Betty Fringle)

bathing in style//

1930’s

On the beach.

Copacana Beach, Rio de Janeiro (Brasil) 1940’s

Atlantic City, N.J. ca.1900

Bathing beauties emerge from a “solarium” (a tanning booth), in St. Petersburg, Florida, June 1929. Photograph by Clifton R. Adams, National Geographic.

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