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  • Beachwear (bikini), ca. 1940
    American
    Wool
    Gift of Jacqueline Loewe Fowler Costume Collection, 2001 (2001.790.1a,b)

    This early two-piece bathing suit is knitted from blue and white wool knit with a whimsical fish design. It is made modest through the top's sufficient coverage and the high-waisted brief that conceals the torso to below the hipline. Elastic at the brief's waistband and the button closure at center back assure the wearer complete confidence in even the roughest surf.

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  • Beachwear (bikini), ca. 1940
    American
    Wool
    Gift of Jacqueline Loewe Fowler Costume Collection, 2001 (2001.790.1a,b)

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