A snapshot of life from Washington D.C., 1922.

A policeman measures the distance between a woman's knee and the bottom of her bathing suit, 1922.

A policeman measures the distance between a woman’s knee and the bottom of her bathing suit after an order was issued that bathing suits must not be over six inches above the knee. A snapshot of life from Washington D.C., 1922.


Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division