Swimsuit

British
1920s


Dimensions

Center back (swimsuit): 69.9 cm (27 1/2 in.) Center back (coverup): 94 cm (37 in.)

Accession Number

2011.2304.1-2

Medium or Technique

Cotton jersey

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Yellow and black cotton jersey swimsuit. Attached bloomers underneath skirt. Round neckline with cap sleeves and buttons at shoulder.

Signed

Interior label: "Meridian Interlock Sparkenhoe Registered Trademark"

Provenance

By 2011, Leslie Verrinder of TinTin Collectibles, London; 2011, sold by TinTin Collectibles to Jean and Frederic Sharf, Chestnut Hill, MA; 2011, year-end gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf to the MFA. (Accession date: January 25, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf