Looking at the images in the recent Swimsuit post brought to mind the bathing suits in the Henry’s collection.
Into the 1930s, most swim costumes were made of machine-knitted wool. Modesty concerns led to the design of swimwear that covered much more of the body than today’s suits do. Take a peek at the Henry’s wool bathing suits . How would you like to wear one of these?
Diana Ryesky, Collection Volunteer & Independent Researcher