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Women's yellow rubber swimming cap

Date: 1960s
Overall: 160 x 185 x 115 mm, 0.1 kg
Medium: Rubber
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Swimming cap
Object No: 00006709

User Terms

    This moulded yellow rubber swimming cap is decorated with a sunflower pattern on a textured background. Worn by women to accessorise with their swimsuit, caps also served to protect the permanent wave hairstyles popular during the 1950s and 1960s.

    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

    Assigned title: Women's yellow rubber swimming cap

    Web title: Women's yellow rubber swimming cap

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