Man's swimsuit

American
1933
Jantzen (British)


Object Place: Portland, Oregon

Dimensions

Center back: 50.8 cm (20 in.)

Accession Number

2004.679

Medium or Technique

Wool knit

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Man’s black wool knit one-piece bathing suit, cut away at back and sides, with embroidered Jantzen “diving girl” logo patch at bottom left. Paper label attached to one strap: “Size 40/Men’s ‘speed suit’/Jantzen/Made in USA/Style 290/$4.50/© 1933.” Jantzen label inside also printed with “Morris Bros., Lima, Ohio.” Woven label attached at hem: “Made under knitted outerwear code authority, NRA 307”

Provenance

Purchased at internet auction, 2004; Purchased from Susan Ward by the MFA, October 27, 2004

Credit Line

Textile Income Purchase Fund