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Women in swim dresses, Old Orchard Beach, ca. 1920

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Women in swim dresses, Old Orchard Beach, ca. 1920

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Railway connections from Boston and Montreal established Old Orchard Beach as a popular beach resort. During the early 1920s, women's beach fashion was modest and included swim dresses, black stockings, and beach boots. As the decade progressed, swimwear became shorter and more close-fitting.

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  • Title: Women in swim dresses, Old Orchard Beach, ca. 1920
  • Creation Date: circa 1920
  • Subject Date: circa 1920
  • Town: Old Orchard Beach
  • County: York
  • State: ME
  • Media: Glass Negative
  • Dimensions: 12.7 cm x 17.8 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 1949, 2005.061.1718
  • Collection: Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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