Vintage Miscellany – May 29, 2016

Thanks to Janey, I have several photos of these two women in their bathing suits.  Unfortunately, none is dated.  So how can one accurately put a date on a photo that has none?  In this case, start with the bathing suits.  The two-toned suit is quite distinctive, and it might even be possible to find a vintage ad featuring it.  Also, note that the suit on the dark suit is quite shiny. Next, examine the shoes.  The striped sandals are another identifiable item. You can’t see them very well, but the woman on the left is wearing rubber bathing shoes.  Last, look at the hair and note the scarf ties turban-style on one woman.

Any guesses?  The best I can do is early 1940s.  I looked and looked for an ad showing that two-toned suit, but came up empty.  But the plainer suit with the shiny fabric might hold a clue.  This fabric became popular in the late 1930s, and remained so into the 40s.  I got lucky with the striped sandals, and found a 1941 ad for the exact shoe.

And on to the news…

Edited for spelling errors.



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3 responses to “Vintage Miscellany – May 29, 2016

  1. forget the shoes Ms. Lizzie-LOVE the pose!!!! FUN!!

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  2. Oh, goody! Another grand collection of articles from Lizzie – YIPPEE!!!
    (Hope you’re having a good weekend without too much rain.) xx


  3. Thanks for the shout out!

    Once again so many interesting articles! Especially the ones regarding fake purses.


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