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Bathers, bathhouses, and the law in 1921…

Part of a July 25, 1921 New York Times newspaper came in with a recent donation and in it was this interesting snippet: “Fully 500,000, according to police estimates, visited Cony Island yesterday, and of this number probably 150,000 took to the … Continue reading

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Canadian Fashion Connection – The Jockstrap, A Canadian Invention?

(Originally blogged August 4, 2010) Okay, so this isn’t exactly fashion… but you wouldn’t be reading this if you weren’t interested! The jockstrap is a bit like the brassiere and sewing machine because it was not the invention of one … Continue reading

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