Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Bathing Beauties

This photograph shows women swimsuit fashions from the year 1919. Call me old fashioned, but I think that women's swimsuits today are too revealing. I think that the skimpy suits put too much pressure on young women to be super thin, and to be overly concerned with their physical appearance.
P.S. - Happy New Year! My new years resolution . . . but of course, to do a better job in finding interesting old pictures to post every day.

11 comments:

  1. Wonderful picture! I also agree with you about the fashions.

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  2. Happy New
    Year and Thanks.

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  3. I think 99% of women would rather wear suits like that too! I think we'd pass on the triangular hats, though. :D

    Happy New Year! No need for a resolution, you're doing a great job. Yours is one of the first blogs I look at every day. It's always very interesting.

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  4. I think today's fashions are perfectly delightful, provided the wearers are under the age of 30 and extremely pretty.

    I guess I'm out on my own on that one.

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  5. Happy New Year, thanks for all the great pictures. I've really enjoyed seeing them each day.

    Does the hat on the second woman to the right standing on the car look totally off to anybody else? It almost looks like somebody drew it on there. I don't know much about old photography and specifically older photography, is that an artifact from the quality of film from the day, or is it just my eyes, or something else?

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  6. Happy New Year. I look foward to reading your blog throughout 2008.

    I like that you pick no only interesting pictures but that you also put the story behind them.

    I love the ladies in the swimming costumes and think that there should be a bit more modesty these days! I'm just an old fasioned gal I suppose :-)

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  7. On the question on the hat looking like it has been touched up . . . it was not unusual for news services to draw on the photographs to make sure certain areas of the photograph published properly. It could be someone outlined the hat with a pen to make sure it could be seen when published at the relatively low resolution of newsprint.

    Thanks to all for the kind words on the blog.

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  8. PJM, you're already doing a great job. I can't imagine how it could be better, but I am glad to know you plan to continue posting to this blog. It's one of my favorites, a tasty little morsel of enrichment every day. Have a great year!

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  9. TK . . . thanks for the encouraging words!

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  10. I just happened to run across this page. I just want to say that I really enjoyed it. I love the photos and the commentaries. Happy New year to you as well. I hope your dad had a great Birthday. We also do not use the whole paper towel and shut off lights that are not being used.

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  11. At the time that photo was taken those swimsuits were concidered provocative by society standards. My grandmother would likley refred to the women in the photo as a "Bunch of Trolups!"

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