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

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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