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Woman's two-piece swimsuit

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Two piece swimsuit of dark and light blue batik-inspired printed cotton. Bra top ruched with elastic at sides, buttons at back, draped mock-wrap effect in front; shoulder straps button to inside of back. High-waisted trunks, back entirely ruched with elastic, front has sarong-like overskirt...

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Purchased by Susan Ward via on internet auction from Kip Stamm, Las Vegas, NV, August 2005. Purchased by MFA November 23, 2005.

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Museum purchase with funds donated by Linda Fenton

American, 1940s


Center back (bra): 10.2 cm (4 in.) Center back (bottom): 34.3 cm (13 1/2 in.)

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Printed cotton, mother-of-pearl and plastic buttons, elastic


Textiles and Fashion Arts