Sunday, April 08, 2007

Yesterday's Bathing Beauties

The Bathing Girl Parade of Seal Beach California, circa 1917. Patriotic parachutes tied around the waist with a piece of hemp rope seemed to be the bikini style of the day, turning even the most voluptuous, curvy beauty of the flapper era into an amorphous balloon.
You’re only seeing a small portion of the original picture, which is an astonishing 2240 pixels wide. Click it to see the full panorama.

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