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Monday, May 10, 2010

Gervaise Purcell + Jantzen

Jantzen Swimwear photographed by Australian photographer Gervaise Purcell for advertising and promotional purposes.

I haven't been able to find out much about this photographer other than he did have his own studio in the 1950s. His career spanned 1936-1983 and he began with aerial photography. In 1942 he began his career in the army and his first solo show in 1943 raised funds for prisoners of war. For the next 30 years he concentrated on fashion and commercial work.

A fun example of matching women's and men's swimsuits. This photograph was taken in 1957.


Anonymous said...

Bonsoir Pamela, wonderful blog and very interesting for me, I love swimming...

Unknown said...

Love the matching swimwear! My mother bought matching swim sets for she and my father to wear on a Florida vacation back in the late 50's, but he wouldn't wear his.