Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Miss Washington DC

This photograph was taken in 1938. It shows Miss Washington DC that year, Miss Dorothy Parker. Interesting how much the swim suits changed even between the 1910's and the 1930's. I wonder if a day will finally come that the present trend can go no further, and the shocking, rebellious thing becomes wearing modest swimwear to the beach.

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  1. She looks great, even by today's anorexic standards.

    And I like the three "muscle men" on the top.

    But . . . I have just one question - how is she going to swim or dive in those platform heels??

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  2. You'll notice that the fellow on the bottom right is wearing a suit with a tank top, which was quite common at this time.

    My grandmother often told us that her sister had forgotten her suit one time and decided to borrow her husband's. Unfortunately, the arm holes were larger on Al's suit, andwhen Clara popped up out of the water, her points (as my grandmother called 'em) were sticking out the sides!

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  3. What a pretty girl she is☺

    You know you mentioned shocking people by wearing modest swimwear, and that has happened to our family, lol. My girls wear modest suits similar to the ones at this site: http://www.modestswimwearsolutions.com/

    The reactions from folks at the beach have been interesting, lol. Personally I think they look adorable, but since they are my kids I guess I'm a bit biased;)

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  4. I must say, that's a beautiful swimsuit she's wearing! If I saw that today I would be mightily impressed!

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  5. I like those modest suits for a day at the beach - good sun protection. I liked the utilitarian bathing suits we used in highschool back in the seventies. Lots of coverage, but sporty. You could swim all day in them. Who actually swims in butt floss?

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  6. I assume this is not Dorothy Parker, the writer? ;-)

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  7. lady anne,,ya made my day,,great sense of humor,,hahahahaha,,
    oldbear.

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  8. As a "Mormon", mothers and daughters both wear modest one-piece bathing suits. Sometimes my daughter fusses about it, but most of the time she agrees they are more attractive than the two piece bathing suits and convey a better message about her / our standards.

    I like this picture a lot.

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  9. I prefer seeing people in more modest swimwear as well. Some things should just be left to the imagination.

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  10. I remembered seeing this photo awhile back at Shorpy

    Between PJM and Dave, I'm sinking an awful lot of time into viewing these fascinating visual time capsules. And it never gets old (pardon the pun).

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  11. The swimsuit is cute, but I'm all about those shoes.

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