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Photograph, b/w By the end of the 1920s exposure of the legs, and a considerable portion of the rest of the body, was very much in fashion on the beaches of the Riviera and California. Tanned skin was, for the first time, in vogue. By 1931 men’s bathing suits featured deeply cut athletic tops and shorts of knitted or woven fabrics. These Jantzen swimsuit ads from 1935 depict that trend. In the suit on the left the shirt and trunks are joined by a zipper so that the shirt may be easily removed. American Communities in History; American Dream; People and their place in the community; Depression Photo Essay 16 History; 15 Economics
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