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Woman's bathing suit, about 1900.
Woman's bathing suit, about 1900.
Wool, cotton. Gift of Mrs. Axel Westerdahl. 1976.13.93

This is part of a two-piece bathing costume typically worn by women at the New Jersey shore beaches in the early 20th century. The costume consisted of bloomer-style legs, squared neckline, and puffed short sleeves. An outer skirt was then worn over the legs.

 

 

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