Swimwear fashion, 1900

French Vintage beach fashion. Pin-up boho style fashion. Pin-up Girl swimwear.

Bathing suits fashion in 1910

Vintage Beach fashion in 1910. Bathing suits, headdress and hair style in 1910s.

Note:  Scene at Fifth Avenue, New York by William Thomas Smedley.

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The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World Paperback – December 7, 2021
by Virginia Postrel (Author)

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