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One piece black suit with pantaloon style pants and a separate over skirt that closes with a button at the back. Skirt waistband attaches to the bodice with 4 concealed front and side buttons and in the back the button that closes the skirt also attaches to the bodice. It has two buttons on the left shoulder and 7 concealed buttons from left shoulder to 7â€ť below the waist. The short sleeves gather at the shoulder and sleeve opening to create puffed look. Suit decorated with 1/2â€ť tan and white ribbon. Bodice has 3 rows along the square neckline and 2 rows at the bottom of the sleeves. Skirt has 2 rows at the waist and 3 rows along the bottom. Skirt and pantaloons 26â€ť to 26-1/2â€ť from top of waistband to bottom edge. Bodice and skirt label crocheted with the initials MCM. DATE: Turn of Century to about 1915.
Navy blue wool bloomer-style ladyâ€™s gym costume, one piece fastens at front w/snap, brown polished cotton waistband inside, collar area also lined w/same polished cotton. Top fastens off center at left, sleeves are full and fall to the elbow. Legs are very full and gathered at the knees.Â Original elastic has lost its elasticity. Would be worn for taking exercise at a gymnasium or school.Â Would not be worn in any co-ed situation.Â Gymbloom Suit made exclusively by J.W.Knitt, Lansing, Michigan.Â Circa: 1910.WWI
Milbury, the Atlantic, black one piece skirted suit with separate pantaloons. Suit decorated with narrow black and white stripped ribbon. Down the front center from the top of neckline to the bottom the ribbon is 2â€ť wide with horizontal stripes. Length 35.â€ť 1-3/8â€ť ribbon On each side of the bodice in the front and in the back, and along the cap sleeve openings, are1-3/8â€ť diagonal stripes. There is very narrow ribbon around the neckline and around top and bottom edges of the 1-3/4â€ťâ€ť waistband. There are 5 concealed button down the front, a hook and eye at the waist and one self fabric 1-3/8â€ť diameter button 4â€ť down from center of neckline. 22â€ť from top of waistband to bottom edge. Pantaloons do not attach, have a narrow ribbon waistband, close with a button and are 25â€ť in length. Both pieces with fabric label â€ś38â€ť in black ink. DATE: Circa 1910
Pair of Rauhâ€™s â€śStandard Bathing Shoes,â€ť black with 3 white stripes at ankle and white laces, size 6. DATE: 1920s.
Water-Sprite black suit, with original tag that has a picture of woman on one side and description on the other, â€śONE PIECE. Skirt can never detach. This positively prevents the embarrassment and damage of serious accident due to dropping of skirt-a frequent occurrence with ordinary bathing suitsâ€¦.â€ť neckline edged with 2 rows of off white trim, sleeve opening with one row. Left shoulder has concealed buttons along length of suit. Attached full pantaloon style pants to the ankle. Label reads â€śApril 14, 1914, Reg. U.S. Patented.â€ť Skirt length 22â€ť from waist to bottom edge of skirt, pantaloons 25.â€ť DATED: 1914
Aqua Fashions, â€śan exclusive Mermaid Millinery creation.â€ť Black rubber cap covered with black chantilly lace and overlay of flowers made with metallic silver and gold thread pulled up into a knot at the top. US Rubber, w/original hang tag. DATE: 1950s.
Glaytex cream rubber bathing cap has 1/4â€ť spikes that circle 10 metallic plastic balls framed with rubber leaves. The balls are 1/2â€ť in diameter and painted in gold, silver, green and red. Made in Spain. DATE: 40s and 50s.
Norfolk Bathings Suits box, light green background with white and black. Features a man and woman, each standing inside half of an open seashell modeling their bathing attire. Box 10â€ť x 11.â€ť Norfolk Knitting Mills, Stoughton, Mass. DATE: 1920s.
Bavaria Knitting Mills purple wool suit with striped white and purple trim around the neck, arm openings, bottom of skirt and 2 front pockets. 3 black buttons at the right shoulder neckline. Attached shorts same length as skirted suit, Blum Bros., Chicago. DATE: 1910s early 20s.
Pelton deep teal one-piece wool skirt swimsuit with attached shorts extending 2â€ť below bottom of suit and 2 belt loops for a white and black belt with an adjustable square sliver buckle. â€śBrassiere-in Pat. #1666504, Chicago. DATE: 1920s.
Pilgrim Brand burgundy V neck wool suit with 1â€ť wide black diagonal line across the front and around arm openings. Left shoulder has 2 buttons and bottom of skirt trimmed in 2-1/2â€ť black and burgundy stripes. Attached shorts extend 3â€ť below skirt. Length below knee. Boston, Mass. DATE: 1910s.
Jantzen Advertising Flyer, â€śYou get Figure-Control in a Jantzen.â€ť Made of accordion folded paper 10-1/2â€ť x 7-1/2â€ť when fully opened. The front has a cut out of a lady in a one piece red suit, her hands on her waist, standing at the edge of a diving board. On the inside are 7 ladies in different style suits. Jantzen Knitting Mills, Portland, Ore. DATE: 1940s.
Jantzen Co. royal blue wool suit, backless to waist with adjustable straps extending from lower back, over shoulders and across rounded front. Crocheted matching belt ties in front, shorts extend 2â€ť below skirt. AppliquĂ©d â€śJantzen USAâ€ť swimmer logo along bottom left. Sewed on square patch reads â€śRiviera Beach, 1943â€ť with the numbers 1388 stamped in the center (could be the Riviera Beach Hotel in South Beach, Florida.) DATE: 1943.
Lee Swimplay, black one piece skirted suit with large white flowers, red centers and green folige. White grosgrain ribbon around the waist, back zipper, ties behind the neck. DATE: 1940s.
Robby Len Fashions, teal one piece suit with back zipper and adjustable straps. â€śVâ€ť at the top center of the suit and 2 front pockets are embellished with covered buttons trimmed with black rhinestones, â€śMade in USA of Acetate, Cotton and Rubber.â€ť DATE: 1950s.
2 Piece canary yellow sun suit. Shorts have a high waistband and cuff and were quite short with only a 3â€ť inseam.Â They button at back waist and have a center back yellow zipper.Â There area two inset pockets at the hip and pockets and waistband decorated in pink and purple stitching.Â The bodice is styled like a bikini top, button alongs the middrift and ties in a halter at the back neck.Â The cups of the top over the bosom are pleated w/a center band.Â The bottom is decorated in the same pink and purple stitching as the shorts. DATE: Late 40s, early 50s.
One piece pink rayon playsuit. It is pleated through the hip area, buttons at the front w/sixÂ 7/8â€ť mother-of-pearl buttons; there is a patch pocket left front.Â The sleeves are short and there is a notched pointed collar. The shorts are very short, only a 3-1/2â€ť inseam. Circa: 1948 to 1952.
University of Wisconsin â€śBathing Slippers.â€ť Â Slippers red with white trim stamped Revere Rubber Company, Made in USA. DATE: 1920s.
University of Wisconsin swimsuit. Red wool swimsuit has irregular widthwise white stripes and attached shorts that extend 2â€ť inches below skirted suit. Made in USA. DATE: 1920s.