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Women's floral patterned swimming cap

Date: 1950s
Overall: 190 x 160 x 160 mm, 0.1 kg
Medium: Rubber
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Swimming cap
Object No: 00003656

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    This blue rubber swimming cap has been elaborately decorated with a moulded floral pattern. 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.

    SignificanceThe cap is representative of Australian beach and pool fashions of 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 floral patterned swimming cap

    Assigned title: Woman's floral patterned swimming cap

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