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Background imageSwimsuit Collection: Woman police officer Annie Matthews, Hyde Park, London

Woman police officer Annie Matthews, Hyde Park, London
Woman police officer Annie Matthews (nickname Big Ben), on duty at the childrens lido in Hyde Park, London. Before joining the Met Police, Annie worked as a housemaid at Glamis Castle in Scotland

Background imageSwimsuit Collection: Comic postcard, Enormous man with woman in the sea Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Enormous man with woman in the sea Date: 20th century

Background imageSwimsuit Collection: Cecil Beaton and Lady Diana Abdy, Lido in Venice, Italy

Cecil Beaton and Lady Diana Abdy, Lido in Venice, Italy
Cecil Beaton, photographer and designer, and Lady Diana Abdy, daughter of the Earl of Bradford, on the beach at the Lido in Venice, Italy. Date: 1933

Background imageSwimsuit Collection: Veet advertisement, 1926

Veet advertisement, 1926
Advertisement for Veet hair removal cream from 1926 - don t let disfiguring growths of superfluous hair destroy your charm and daintiness any longer

Background imageSwimsuit Collection: Beauty on Parade - a beach belle by David Wright

Beauty on Parade - a beach belle by David Wright
Front cover of The American Weekly featuring an illustration by David Wright, of a red-haired woman in a green swimsuit relaxing on the beach. Date: 1948

Background imageSwimsuit Collection: Advert for Wills Gold Flake cigarettes, featuring a glamorous young woman smoking a

Advert for Wills Gold Flake cigarettes, featuring a glamorous young woman smoking a cigarette on the beach in a red swimsuit, who is the centre of attraction! Date: 1928

Background imageSwimsuit Collection: Poster, All the year round the French Riviera calls you

Poster, All the year round the French Riviera calls you
Poster, French National Railways, All the year round the French Riviera calls you. 1949

Background imageSwimsuit Collection: The Water Nymph by Muriel Dawson

The Water Nymph by Muriel Dawson -- a little girl paddling in the sea. Date: 1933

Background imageSwimsuit Collection: Marquise de Casa Maury

Marquise de Casa Maury
The Marquise de Casa Maury, formerly Miss Paula Gellibrand, and Mrs Loel Guinness, formerly Joan Yarde-Buller, daughter of Lord Churston. Joan later divorced her husband and married Prince Aly Khan

Background imageSwimsuit Collection: The Chaperon by Joyce Dennys

The Chaperon by Joyce Dennys
A young woman manages to steal a few moments with her sweetheart out of sight of her chaperon (whose Victorian bathing costume can be seen)

Background imageSwimsuit Collection: Advert for Gorringes womens bathing dresses & capes 1924

Advert for Gorringes womens bathing dresses & capes 1924
Selection of womens exclusive bathing dresses with separate knickers and capes. Date: 1924

Background imageSwimsuit Collection: Woman drying herself after a dip in the sea outside her hut

Woman drying herself after a dip in the sea outside her hut
Woman drying herself with a beach towel after a dip in the sea In her trendy striped bathing costume) outside her hut which is named Burleigh after a village in Berkshire, England. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageSwimsuit Collection: Venetian Pools, Coral Gables, Florida, USA

Venetian Pools, Coral Gables, Florida, USA
Swimmers enjoying the Venetian Pools at Coral Gables, just south of Miami, Florida, USA. Date: 1952

Background imageSwimsuit Collection: Recruiting on the beach at Southsea, WW1

Recruiting on the beach at Southsea, WW1
A call to arms. A very persuasive pair of recruiting sergeants, Beattie and Babs, on the beach at Southsea. The pair later appeared on stage at the Southend Hippodrome to continue their campaign

Background imageSwimsuit Collection: Comic postcard, Plump woman sitting on man on beach Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Plump woman sitting on man on beach Date: 20th century

Background imageSwimsuit Collection: Comic postcard, Large woman in red swimsuit on the beach Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Large woman in red swimsuit on the beach Date: 20th century

Background imageSwimsuit Collection: Comic postcard, Plump woman riding a donkey on the beach Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Plump woman riding a donkey on the beach Date: 20th century

Background imageSwimsuit Collection: Cheryl Walker, American fashion model and actress

Cheryl Walker, American fashion model and actress
Cheryl Walker (1918-1971), American fashion model and actress. 1939

Background imageSwimsuit Collection: Comic postcard, Girl riding donkey on beach Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Girl riding donkey on beach Date: 20th century

Background imageSwimsuit Collection: Comic postcard, Large woman exercising on the beach, with warning from inspector Date

Comic postcard, Large woman exercising on the beach, with warning from inspector Date: 20th century

Background imageSwimsuit Collection: Comic postcard, Woman with bottle of beer in the sea

Comic postcard, Woman with bottle of beer in the sea
Comic postcard, Woman with a bottle of beer in the sea Date: 20th century

Background imageSwimsuit Collection: Comic postcard, Woman in bikini and beach inspector Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Woman in bikini and beach inspector Date: 20th century

Background imageSwimsuit Collection: Comic postcard, Plump woman and minstrel at the seaside Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Plump woman and minstrel at the seaside Date: 20th century

Background imageSwimsuit Collection: Comic postcard, Plump man riding donkey on beach Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Plump man riding donkey on beach Date: 20th century

Background imageSwimsuit Collection: Comic postcard, Large woman paddling in the sea Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Large woman paddling in the sea Date: 20th century

Background imageSwimsuit Collection: Comic postcard, Old man with pretty women on the beach

Comic postcard, Old man with pretty women on the beach
Comic postcard, Old man with two pretty women on the beach. Whats the good of knowing a thing or two if you can t prove it? Date: 20th century

Background imageSwimsuit Collection: Skegness is SO bracing - McGill parody of Hassall poster

Skegness is SO bracing - McGill parody of Hassall poster
Skegness is SO bracing - A Donald McGill parody of the famous Jolly Fisherman poster created by artist John Hassall in 1908 for the Great Northern Railway (GNR)

Background imageSwimsuit Collection: Dorothy White, American actress

Dorothy White, American actress
Dorothy White (1911-2008), American actress. 1939

Background imageSwimsuit Collection: People on holiday at Biarritz, south west France

People on holiday at Biarritz, south west France - Rosemary Phelps Dodge and Mademoiselle Eliane O Rossdi in the modernistic garden of the Grand Hotel at Ibiarritz (top)

Background imageSwimsuit Collection: Twelve Chums having a gay old time on the beach

Twelve Chums having a gay old time on the beach! Date: circa 1920s

Background imageSwimsuit Collection: Wish You Were Here postcard

Wish You Were Here postcard
Seaside postcard featuring a woman in a yellow swimsuit sunbathing in a rather uncomfortable rocky spot on an unidentified beach

Background imageSwimsuit Collection: Swimmers at Thorness Bay, Isle of Wight, 1920s

Swimmers at Thorness Bay, Isle of Wight, 1920s
A group of women pose for a photograph on the beach at Thorness Bay on the Isle of Wight. The back of the photograph describes the day as a picnic for Gs 21st birthday. G is fourth from left

Background imageSwimsuit Collection: French actresses in swimsuits at Great Fosters, Egham

French actresses in swimsuits at Great Fosters, Egham
Betty Spell and Reine Paulet, actresses playing in Paris in London at the Comedy Theatre in 1932, pictured visiting Great Fosters in Egham

Background imageSwimsuit Collection: British Seaside Scene - Two woemn dry off after dip in sea

British Seaside Scene - Two woemn dry off after dip in sea
Two women (the one of the left would win a Princess Margaret lookalike Competition) dry off after a dip in the sea. Possible Daughter (left) and Mother (right)

Background imageSwimsuit Collection: Pretty young lady making a splash with a dive into the sea

Pretty young lady making a splash with a dive into the sea
I'm making a big splash down here'! A pretty young lady in a vivid red swimsuit and headscarf leaps into the sea, sending some of the other occupants of the waters flying into the air!

Background imageSwimsuit Collection: Martin White Ltd Advertisement Photograph

Martin White Ltd Advertisement Photograph
A photograph advertising for Martin White Ltd, portraying a woman sat perched on a post, wearing a swimsuit, she is posing with one hand held behind her head. Date: circa 1939

Background imageSwimsuit Collection: Advert, Lifebuoy soap

Advert, Lifebuoy soap
Advert, Lifebuoy for Personal Freshness! All nice people use it! Date: 1937

Background imageSwimsuit Collection: Advert for Bathing Suits

Advert for Bathing Suits
An advert for the latest range of bathing suits available at Debenhams. Date: 1932

Background imageSwimsuit Collection: Georgia Hale

Georgia Hale
Actress Georgia Hale (1900-1985) had just been picked to appear in Chaplin's film The Gold Rush'. Despite a promising start, her acting career foundered with the advent of the talkies'

Background imageSwimsuit Collection: Ann Sheridan

Ann Sheridan (1915-1967) was an American actress and singer, born Clara Sheridan. Here she is being celebrated for her first starring role in Winter Carnival

Background imageSwimsuit Collection: Advert for Slixsilver swimsuits

Advert for Slixsilver swimsuits. The one pictured is made of silver oilsilk. Date: 1939

Background imageSwimsuit Collection: Advert for Ovaltine Cold

Advert for Ovaltine Cold
An advert for Ovaltine Cold, promoting it as an energy-giving tonic. Date: 1939

Background imageSwimsuit Collection: Summer fashion ideas for women: a plage suit with a lozenge-patterned jerkin, and two swimsuits

Summer fashion ideas for women: a plage suit with a lozenge-patterned jerkin, and two swimsuits. Date: 1954

Background imageSwimsuit Collection: William Freshman and Marguerite Allan in Widecombe Fair

William Freshman and Marguerite Allan in Widecombe Fair
William Freshman and Marguerite Allan in British International Pictures film, Widecombe Fair Date: 1929

Background imageSwimsuit Collection: Comic postcard, Young couple relaxing on the beach Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Young couple relaxing on the beach Date: 20th century

Background imageSwimsuit Collection: Comic postcard, Three children building sandcastle Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Three children building sandcastle Date: 20th century

Background imageSwimsuit Collection: Comic postcard, Man with ducklings on the beach Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Man with ducklings on the beach Date: 20th century

Background imageSwimsuit Collection: Comic postcard, Couple having picnic on the beach Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Couple having picnic on the beach Date: 20th century



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