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Woman's swimsuit

American
1925–29


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Center back: 53.3 cm (21 in.) Other (Waist): 55.2 cm (21 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2005.88

Medium or Technique

Wool knit and jacquard-woven cotton

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Wool knit tank suit; dark green trunks and attached overskirt, changing to lighter green at the waist, giving the effect of a light green tank top, cut slightly lower at back, tucked into dark green shorts. Shorts have trompe-l’oeil white “belt” woven in, with applied belt loops and “buckle” of fabric woven to resemble shiny metal. Large Jantzen “diving girl” logo patch on left leg. Labeled: “Made in USA Jantzen Pat. Sept. 6, 1921 Swimming Suit 38”

Provenance

Purchased at internet auction by Susan Ward, January 2005; Purchased by the MFA, February 23, 2005

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Doris May