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Photos: Swimdresses to string bikinis – 100 years of women dressing for swimming

Posted Aug 05, 2012

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Women’s swimwear has come a long way in 100 tears – swim dresses that impeded comfort and safety but obstructed a wandering eye to the modern day tank and bikini. (AP, Washington State Archive, Oregon State Archive,New South Wales Archive).

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