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doesn't someone have a complete set of these they don't need anymore? :)

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I’m not sure if these pictures were actually taken in Cuba or if the models are even Cuban, but they reflect the beach fashions of the and early The pictures were taken by Gordon Parks.

There were varieties of style and color in turn-of-the-century bathing suits. The more conservative women stuck to the plain black taffeta or mohair bathing suit with just a slight touch of color about the collar and belt. These were not as attractive as the bright colored or striped bathing suits seen at the more fashionable sea-shore resorts.

Most Victorian bathing suit patterns included a blouse, knickerbockers, and skirt. The most used material was mohair although silk taffetas were also popular. Typically about 9 yards of fabric was required to complete the outfit.