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Beach Policeman – 1922


Beach Policeman - 1922

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30th June 1922. Washington policeman Bill Norton measuring the distance between knee and suit at the Tidal Basin bathing beach after Col. Sherrill, Superintendent of Public Buildings and Grounds, issued an order that suits not be over six inches above the knee.” National Photo Co.

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April 2, 2014 - Posted by | Risqué, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. The whole measuring process was set in motion by a group called “The Leauge Against Indecent Bathing” and wearing a too short bathing suit could end both in fines and in severe cases imprisonment

    http://retrorambling.wordpress.com/2011/02/27/the-league-against-indecent-bathing/

    Comment by TidiousTed | April 2, 2014 | Reply


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