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Bather, August 1931

Bather, August 1931


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Filename: P10A-075 Bather August 1931.jpg

Size: 1698 x 2258 (697KB)

Date: 26th April 2018

Source: STEAM Museum of the GWR

Unique Reference Number: P10A 075

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Bather, August 1931

GWR publicity image of a woman wearing a diamond patterned swimming costume and cap leaning over a wall at the seaside in August 1931

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway

Media ID 15133476

1930s 1931 Beach Publicity Seaside Swimming Tourism Woman Women Bathe Bather Lady Swimmer Swimming Costume


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This print from the STEAM Museum of the GWR takes us back to a sun-kissed August day in 1931. The image showcases a stylish bather, exuding timeless elegance as she leans over a seaside wall. Her diamond-patterned swimming costume and matching cap make her stand out against the picturesque backdrop of sand and sea. In an era where leisure activities were becoming increasingly popular, this publicity image captures the essence of carefree enjoyment by the beach. The woman's confident posture suggests that she is ready to take on the waves with grace and poise. It evokes feelings of nostalgia for simpler times when summers were spent frolicking along sandy shores. Beyond its aesthetic appeal, this photograph also offers insight into fashion trends of the early 1930s. The swimmer's choice of attire reflects both practicality and style, showcasing how women embraced new designs while engaging in recreational activities. As we gaze at this snapshot frozen in time, we can almost hear the laughter echoing across generations. This image transports us to an era where tourism was blossoming, inviting people from all walks of life to embrace relaxation by the seaside. The STEAM Museum's collection preserves not only artifacts but also memories like these – reminders that even amidst changing times, there will always be moments worth cherishing along our journey through history.

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