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The Evolution of the Female Bathing Costume – as Reported in 1883

Inspired by the muse of the glorious sunny weather, we’ve been reading ‘bathing costume’ stories in The Archive.

Here is a fascinating article, published in 1883, about the evolution of women’s bathing outfits during the Victorian era.

We’ve also included a cartoon from 1935 that passes sage comment on the protean nature of bathing costumes for women across the decades.

historical newspaper report about The Evolution of the Female Bathing Costume - as Reported in 1883

Exeter Flying Post – Wednesday 19 September 1883

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000103/18830919/022/0006

historical newspaper report about The Evolution of the Female Bathing Costume - as Reported in 1883

Derby Daily Telegraph – Thursday 10 October 1935

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000521/19351010/146/0002

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