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Bathing Beauties on Picture Queensland

By JOL Admin | 17 September 2008

With summer on the horizon Picture Queensland has recently uploaded a series of photographs of beach goers enjoying the sun, sand and surf, with a special emphasis on beach costume.

The photographs highlight the changing fashions of the time; from the modesty of the neck to knee fashions of the early 1900s to the cheeky bikinis of the 1960s. 

Tweed Heads, 1920-1930.  John Oxley Library Image No: 45310

Southport, 1938.  John Oxley Library Image No: 105815

Surfers Paradise, 1958.  John Oxley Library Image No: 67204

Bikini fashion, 1960-1970.  John Oxley Library Image No: 183567

View more images of beach costume from Picture Queensland via One Search.


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