ad for Jantzen, 1929

ad for Jantzen, 1929

ad for Jantzen Swimming Suitsillustration by C. Coles Phillipsfor LIFE Magazine, 1921

ad for Jantzen Swimming Suits
illustration by C. Coles Phillips
for LIFE Magazine, 1921

Hollywood Pan-American Chess Tournament, 1945(the girl at far left is Julie London) 

Hollywood Pan-American Chess Tournament, 1945
(the girl at far left is Julie London) 

LeLong Swimwear, 1929 photo by George Hoyningen-Huene 

LeLong Swimwear, 1929 
photo by George Hoyningen-Huene
 

photo by Bert Sternfor Vogue Magazine, 1969 

photo by Bert Stern
for Vogue Magazine, 1969 

Nena Von Schlebrügge by Norman Parkinsonfor Queen Magazine, 1960

Nena Von Schlebrügge by Norman Parkinson
for Queen Magazine, 1960

photo by Roger Prigent, 1957© Condé Nast Archive/CORBIS

photo by Roger Prigent, 1957
© Condé Nast Archive/CORBIS

water skiing at Winter Haven, Floridaphoto by Bernard Hoffman, c. 1940sfor LIFE Magazine 

Well, aren’t you looking all independent today.

water skiing at Winter Haven, Florida
photo by Bernard Hoffman, c. 1940s
for LIFE Magazine 


Well, aren’t you looking all independent today.

c. 1950s

c. 1950s

Rita Hayworth, Patricia Farr and a penguinHermosa Beach, California 1937© Bettmann/CORBIS

Rita Hayworth, Patricia Farr and a penguin
Hermosa Beach, California 1937
© Bettmann/CORBIS

on the beach at Lowestoft, Englandphoto by E. Bacon, July 1926(Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
on the beach at Lowestoft, England
photo by E. Bacon, July 1926
(Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
photo by Slim Aarons, c. 1950s

photo by Slim Aarons, c. 1950s

Ginger Rogersphotographer unknown 

Ginger Rogers
photographer unknown 

Florida, 1953photo by Philippe Halsman 

Florida, 1953
photo by Philippe Halsman 

illustrator unknown

illustrator unknown