Jantzen Swimsuit box

American
about 1925–30
Designed for Jantzen (British)


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Height x width x length: 2 1/2 x 11 1/2 x 14 1/4 in. (6.4 x 29.2 x 36.2 cm)

Accession Number

2006.1276

Medium or Technique

Printed cardboard

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Boxes

Rectangular swimsuit box, printed with art deco design of men and women in swimsuits and beachwear standing on a world globe, under the slogan “Jantzen Color Harmony Glorifies the Beauties of All the World.” Illustration is signed “F. Clark” and stamped “Made in U.S.A.” End of box printed with Jantzen “diving girl” logo, “Jantzen Swimming Suit” in script, “(copyright) 1923,” and labeled “Jantzen/style 28 Men’s swim suit/ Size 46/48/ Color navy.”

Provenance

Given to donor by Elizabeth Jacoby of Newburyport, MA. Gift of donor to MFA, June 21, 2006.

Credit Line

Gift of Betsy H. Woodman