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Woman's two-piece bathing suit

Black wool knit one-piece tank suit with legs ending in olive green knit cuffs above the knee, dark green plastic button at left shoulder, labelled "The Annette Kellerman Swimming Tights, Reg. U.S. Pat. Off., Asbury Mills." Black silk taffeta overblouse/tunic with decorative machine hemstitching...

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Worn by Constance Nightingale in Warwick Neck, RI; by inheritance to her daughter; Purchased at a charity auction, Providence, RI by Arkwright Antiques, 2004; Purchased by the MFA, January 26, 2005

Credit Line

Textile Income Purchase Fund

American, about 1920

Object Place

New York, New York, United States


Center back: 76.8 cm (30 1/4 in.) Center front: 68.6 cm (27 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool knit, silk plain weave (taffeta), plastic buttons


Textiles and Fashion Arts