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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Vintage Catalina Lobster Hand Print Swimsuit by Mary Ann Deweese circa 1949


I came across this old picture from the late 40s of the Last Frontier Hotel Swimming pool recently and upon closer inspection I see the seated glamorous gal on the left is wearing that fabulous Lobster hand-print two piece swimsuit. This is such an iconic suit! It was designed by Mary Ann DeWeese for Catalina in 1949.



I love it when I find actual images that show vintage swimwear and can be supported with appropriate information. I hope you enjoy!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Early South Bend Swimming Pool



Greetings from South Bend, Indiana. Early 1950s postcard depicts a swimming pool at Potawatomi Park. This is of interest to me because I was born in South Bend in this same time frame, yeah, I'm a hoosier. I don't think I've ever been here, will have to ask mom as I would have been far to young to remember. Who would have guessed that there were even postcards from this little town, put's a smile on my face knowing I'm from there!!!