There were varieties of style and color in turn-of-the-century bathing suits. The more conservative women stuck to the plain black taffeta or mohair bathing suit with just a slight touch of color about the collar and belt. These were not as attractive as the bright colored or striped bathing suits seen at the more fashionable sea-shore resorts.
This happy shot was probably taken in the 1920's. Feeling silly, surrounded by friends, with a favorite brindle sweetheart in your lap ...That's a life well lived! We just love this photo -- it makes us giggle every time we look at it. From BADRAP's personal collection.
Why we call it "the living room": In years passed, it was the habit to hold a deceased person's viewing and wake at home in the front parlor. During that time it was referred to as "the death room". The Ladies Home Journal in 1910 declared the "Death Room" as no more and henceforth the parlor would be known as the "Living Room".
collections.mohistory.org Phoebe Couzins was born in STL in 1842. She blazed trails for women as the 3rd female law graduate in the U.S., the first female U.S. Marshall, the first female to address a presidential nominating convention and the first woman to pass the bar in Utah, Arkansas, the Dakotas and the federal courts. collections.mohistory.org