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Object ID # 1984.077.001
Object Name Suit, Bathing
Title Bathing Suit
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Date 1920s
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Man's early 20th century bathing suit. It is made of navy cotton fabric, with red-coloured trim at the bottom of the legs and the suit's skirt. The suit has a scoop neckline and has no sleeves. The body of the suit comes to the waist and then it is stitched to the trunks and from there it continues down in a skirt. The left shoulder strap is fastened by a single double-holed mother-of-pearl button. The other strap is continuous.

Provenance Unknown manufacturer. Last owned by
Martha Clark (neƩ Mills) who grew up in Proton Township, and lived at Dundalk, Grey County.
Collection Textiles, 20th-c Clothing Collection, Men's
Material Cotton/Thread/Dye/Mother-of-Pearl
Dimensions W-47 L-78.5 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Clark, Martha
Subjects Swimming
Function A garment worn by a person (male? female?) while swimming.