Images from SPLASH! Olympics Swimwear 1912

Continuing the series of posts from my new book SPLASH!

From Chapter 9: “The Great Swimming Cover-Up.”
Tipping point: Great Britain’s gold-medalists in the inaugural women’s 4 x 100-meter freestyle relay at the 1912  Olympics are all dressed for the 20th century, while the stern matron behind them reminds that the past lingered on.

 

 


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