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Women's blue rubber swimming cap

Date: 1950s
Dimensions:
Overall: 188 x 165 x 230 mm, 0.15 kg
Medium: Rubber
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Swimming Cap
Object No: 00006708
Place Manufactured:Deutschland

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    Description
    This blue rubber swimming cap was made in West Germany in the 1950s. It features large blue petalled flowers with white centres, which have been adhered to the surface of the cap with glue. Worn by women to accessorise with their swimsuit, caps also served to protect the permanent wave hairstyles popular during the period.

    SignificanceThis swimming cap is representative of beach and pool fashions of the 1950s and 1960s.
    HistoryHighly decorated swimming caps made of rubberised fabric were in vogue in the 1950s and 60s. Often designed by milliners, caps were brightly coloured, appliquéd with flowers or ribbons and sometimes moulded into unusual shapes.
    Additional Titles

    Primary title: AQUA BLUE BATHING CAP, AQUA BLUE FLOWERS WITH WHITE CENTRES GLUED ONTO THE SURFACE

    Web title: Women's blue rubber swimming cap

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