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Teaching the American Twenties: Exploring the Decade through Literature and Art

Rise of Women

Photograph "Third Annual Bathing Girl Review"

Eugene O. Goldbeck
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The spectacle of this annual event drew thousands of tourists to Galveston, Texas. Compare the modern, theatrical costumes of the "bathing girls" to the Victorian style clothing worn by the spectators on the balconies.

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