View Full Version : Historical swim attire

August 6th, 2013, 01:35 PM
I have no idea how we got onto the topic, but on the iBOB mailing list (nominally about bikes) they started discussing wool swim suits. One thing led to another, and we wound up with the attached picture taken in New Zealand about 1910...


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August 6th, 2013, 02:47 PM
Wow, the underwear on the outside is so strange looking! Thanks for sharing. What a hoot!

August 7th, 2013, 12:14 AM
If you ever get a chance to visit the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Ft. Lauderdale, they have a bunch of old school outfits. You can see some at their virtual museum: http://www.ishof.org/museum/virtual_museum.htm.