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First Santa Monica bath house
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The first Santa Monica bath house, built by the Santa Monica Land Company in the late seventies is shown in the background. In the foreground may be detected the bathing styles of those days, when a woman went in bathing attired not only in a heavy, skirted bath suit, but also wore a "Ferris waist", attached to garters to keep up her long black stockings. Even the men wore suits that came clear to the knees, with caps over the tops of their arms so that the ladies would not be shocked at the sight of bare masculine shoulders. Photo dated: July 8, 1936.
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 372.
Santa Monica Bath House (Santa Monica, Calif.)
Bathing suits--California--Santa Monica
Beaches--California--Santa Monica
Bathhouses--California--Santa Monica
Santa Monica (Calif.)
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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