‘Swimwear, like many other aspects of American popular culture during the Jazz Age, was also subject to a number of short-lived, usually ill-conceived fads. Some of the more imaginative novelty bathing suits introduced during the 1920’s were made of badly chosen materials that ranged from rabbit fur to seaweed to wooden barrel staves. While never appropriate for actual swimming, these suits did generate a bit of extra notoriety and attention on America’s beaches.’

Read more about 1920′s Women’s Swimwear here.

Caption:  Miss Washington in bathing suit.” Evelyn Lewis at the Wardman Park Hotel pool, 1922