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Bathing suit

American
1945–55


Dimensions

Center back: 50.8 cm (20 in.)By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's s

Accession Number

2011.1790

Medium or Technique

Cotton, polyester

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Halter top bathing suit with ring hole camisole top and skirted bottom; ivory cotton printed overall with small red polka dots and flower-printed band at bottom hem; zipper at center back.

Signed

Label "Budgeted By Carolyn Schnurer for You; Guaranteed Washable; ABC Fabrics" embroidered red on ivory ground. "Size 12" on additional tab. Two original hangtags read: 1) Designed by Carolyn Schnurer for You; Style 7006, Size 12" 2) Filene's paper tag attached with metal clip

Provenance

October 2008, sold by Modern Millie, Salem, MA, to Michelle Finamore; 2011, gift of Finamore to the MFA. (Accession date: September 21, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of Michelle Tolini Finamore in memory of Richard Finamore