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Woman's bathing suit
Object Place: New York, New York, United States
Center back: 76.8 cm (30 1/4 in.) Center front: 68.6 cm (27 in.)
Medium or Technique
Wool knit, silk plain weave (taffeta), plastic buttons
Not On View
Black wool knit one-piece tank suit with legs ending in olive green knit cuffs above the knee, dark green plastic button at left shoulder, labelled “The Annette Kellerman Swimming Tights, Reg. U.S. Pat. Off., Asbury Mills.” Black silk taffeta overblouse/tunic with decorative machine hemstitching at hem, beige thread in chevron pattern; two dark green plastic buttons at each shoulder (1 replaced).
Worn by Constance Nightingale in Warwick Neck, RI; by inheritance to her daughter; Purchased at a charity auction, Providence, RI by Arkwright Antiques, 2004; Purchased by the MFA, January 26, 2005
Textile Income Purchase Fund