Collection Online
wool, cotton
72.0 cm (centre front) 25.5 cm (waist, flat)
Place/s of Execution
Portland, Oregon, United States
label, inside centre back, woven in yellow, green, red and pink on black: Jantzen / SWIM SUIT / MADE / IN U.S.A / © / PAT. / SEPT. 6. ‘21
label, left proper lower front, embroidered diving girl in red swimsuit: Jantzen / USA
Accession Number
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 2004
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
This men’s Swimsuit 1921 has straps over the shoulders and a low rounded neckline. The suit extends down the body in a long singlet, over an attached pair of shorts. The shorts finish just below the tank top. At the left proper lower edge of the top is the Jantzen logo of the diving girl wearing a red swimsuit and a red diving cap. Embroidered in white on her swimsuit is ‘Jantzen’, embroidered on her hat is ‘U.S.A’.