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Women's Capella swimming cap

Date: 1950s
Overall: 160 x 160 x 160 mm, 0.15 kg
Medium: Rubber
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Swimming cap
Object No: 00003655

User Terms

    This pink rubber swimming cap has been elaborately decorated with an all-over cover of raised rubber spikes. Worn to accessorise with the wearer's swimsuit, and protect permanent wave hairstyles popular during the period, swimming caps were a popular fashion statement in the 1950s.
    SignificanceThis bathing cap is representative of Australian beach and pool fashions in the 1950s.
    HistoryDuring the 1950s and 60s extravagantly decorated rubber swimming caps were very much in vogue. Often designed by milliners, caps were brightly coloured, appliquéd with flowers or ribbons, or moulded into shapes.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: Women's Capella swimming cap

    Assigned title: Woman's Capella swimming cap

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    Maker: Capella

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