Bathing Suits

A DigitalNZ Story by Courtney Johnston

It's not itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny or a bikini, but there is at least one spotted one ...

advertising, bathing suits, bathing costumes, togs, jantzen, modelling, beaches

Image: Man modelling a bathing suit
Man modelling a bathing suit

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Modelling Jantzen bathing costumes
Modelling Jantzen bathing costumes

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Group of men in bathing suits
Group of men in bathing suits

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Untitled (5). From the series: Mephitis
Untitled (5). From the series: Mephitis

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Image: 1960s bathing suit contest
1960s bathing suit contest

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Image: Michael Johnson and girlfriend, Waihi
Michael Johnson and girlfriend, Waihi

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Image: Publicity photograph for Jantzen Swimwear
Publicity photograph for Jantzen Swimwear

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Image: Publicity photograph for Jantzen Swimwear
Publicity photograph for Jantzen Swimwear

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Image: Wellington Ladies Surf Lifesaving Club
Wellington Ladies Surf Lifesaving Club

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Family and friends - November 1939
Family and friends - November 1939

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Image: Model wearing `thong' swimsuit, 1975
Model wearing `thong' swimsuit, 1975

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Model wearing bikini swimsuit, 1974
Model wearing bikini swimsuit, 1974

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Hastings, Hawkes Bay : 24 December 1925-28 December 1925
Hastings, Hawkes Bay : 24 December 1925-28 December 1925

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Image: Trixie Denton at beach
Trixie Denton at beach

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Image: Boy swimmer in river
Boy swimmer in river

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Image: Unidentified young woman at the beach
Unidentified young woman at the beach

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: BEACH GIRL
BEACH GIRL

Auckland Libraries