A surprisingly modern swimsuit from 1912

Vintage swimsuit 1900s

Mina Wylie, a Dutch Olympic swimmer photographed in 1912 wearing her surprisingly modern-looking swimsuit. I thought swimwear was much more modest at this time, perhaps its because she’s an athlete…?Source and copyright 

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  1. Graeme

    Australian, not Dutch. Mina (1891-1984) was born in North Sydney. She and Fanny Durack swam for Australia in the first Olympic’s woman’s swimming events in Stockholm, coming second and first respectively in the 100 yards freestyle.


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