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Splashin' Fashion


Woman's Black & White Swimming Dress
1890
Gift of Ruth Lombard

3-piece suit dress, has middy style blouse, puffed sleeves, bloomers with set-on belt and a gathered skirt, was worn with black stockings and cap. Worn by Harriet Brownell.

 
Woman's Nylon Knit Bikini
1995
Gift of Jean Dunlop

The bikini celebrated its 50th birthday in 1996. "You've come a long way, baby."




 

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