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More From The League Against Indecent Bathing - n some areas of the United States of America in the early 1900s, women were expected to wear cumbersome dress and pantaloon combinations when swimming. In 1907, Annette Kellerman, an Australian swimmer, was arrested on a Boston beach for public indecency for wearing her trademark one-piece swimsuit.     After a public outcry at the arrest, the style had become generally acceptable by the 1910s.

More From The League Against Indecent Bathing

More From The League Against Indecent Bathing - n some areas of the United States of America in the early 1900s, women were expected to wear cumbersome dress and pantaloon combinations when swimming. In 1907, Annette Kellerman, an Australian swimmer, was arrested on a Boston beach for public indecency for wearing her trademark one-piece swimsuit. After a public outcry at the arrest, the style had become generally acceptable by the 1910s.

1920's... It's hard to believe that my Granny dressed like this in Fort Bragg so many years ago!!

Marylouise Fraijo Ambriz identified these gals as: Mary Akin, Cecile Evans and Evelyn Francisco ~ mack sennett bathing beauties

Bathing beauties, circa 1890's

"Bathing Beauties circa It's crazy to me that this was what women got to relax and soak up the sun in! And now women wear dental floss!

Greetings from the seaside - vintage postcard of woman at the beach

Divided Back Postcard Greetings from the Seaside - Girls Swimming Swimsuits & Pinup

Essential 1920s Beach Accessory – The Parasol | The Vintage Traveler  http://thevintagetraveler.wordpress.com/2013/08/06/essential-1920s-beach-accessory-the-parasol/

Essential 1920s Beach Accessory – The Parasol

Mack Sennett Bathing Beauties, ca. 1910s-20s

Mack Sennett Bathing Beauties, ca. 1910s-20s

Margaret Cloud, Gladys Tennyson and Elsie Tarron in 'Down to the Sea in Shoes' Mack Sennett's bathing beauties in 'Down to the Sea in Shoes,' 1923

1920s gal in a bathing suit!

1920's SWIMSUIT MODEL w/ UMBRELLA ~ PIN UP GIRL ~ CA BEACH ~ ORIGINAL PHOTO

1920s gal in a bathing suit!

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