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Women's pink rubber swimming cap

Date: 1950s
Dimensions:
Overall: 170 x 170 x 190 mm, 0.15 kg
Medium: Rubber, plastic
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Swimming Cap
Object No: 00003678

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    Description
    This pink rubber swimming cap is decorated with red floral embellishments made from plastic and rubber. Worn by women to accessorise with their swimsuit, the swimming cap also served to protect the permanent wave hairstyles popular during the 1950s.
    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: PINK WITH BRIGHT PINK RUBBER FLOWERS WITH A WHITE CENTRE

    Web title: Women's pink rubber swimming cap

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