Louise Cromwell Brooks (1890-1965) was an American socialite considered to be one of Washington's most beautiful young women. She is shown here in 1911 at the age of 21 wearing a most fashionable ensemble. She was married to General Douglas MacArthur from 1922-1929.
bathing beauties / I'm coming to a conclusion that since this short of a skirt was UNTHINKABLE and it was illegal. It would be considered Indecent. SO: the large nutty BOW on a woman's head, was part of the swim-wear & how you could KNOW she wasn't breaking a law ... Notice how Dance oriented the bathing costumes were, or black with nautical theme. Never a print. There still was a modesty of not drawing attention to yourself.