A blog with a daily splash of vintage swimwear, vintage fashion, news, designer profiles and all things retro.
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They just don't make em like this anymore. I found this fabulous old black and white photograph on line at the Duke University Digital Collection library and was just enamored. It's May 1934 in Atlantic City NJ, all the gentlemen are dressed pretty warmly. But look at the Jantzen billboard. Please enlarge the picture to view because it is quite distinctive. Note how the billboard is built structurally with the Jantzen typography sign of the 1930s seemingly floating, as are all 3 of the Jantzen red diving girls. Also noteworthy, this is when Jantzen was branding 'swimming suits' rather than bathing suits, and Molded Fit. I've not seen a use of the 3 diving girls in a repeated pattern like this before, pretty darn cool!
Welcome to GlamourSplash. My name is Pamela Fierro and I've been collecting and selling vintage swimwear and fashion for over a decade. We chat about vintage swimsuits, industry leaders, designers, models, photographers; most anything relating to swimming and the art of swimwear.
We also cover current trends in the industry. If you love vintage fashion and all things swim, you're sure to find a little something about it here.
Disclaimer: All photos unless otherwise indicated are not taken or owned by me. They are used solely for the purpose of discussion, comment and as a visual aide to support included editorial. These images are not intended for any commercial purpose.