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.
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“A snapshot of life from Washington D.C., 1922.” sources: Col. Sherrell, Supt. of Public Buildings and Grounds, has issued an order that bathing suits at the Washington bathing beach must not be over six inches above the knee. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/90708909/>.