Shared Photo: Hettie E. MacDonald- bathing beauty

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This is my grandmother, c. 1915.  Love the racy bathing suit.  I imagine the shoes, stockings, etc. made swimming somewhat difficult.

Location: unknown. Date: 1915.
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WikiTree profile: Hettie Ayers
in Photos by Jean Adams G2G6 Mach 1 (10.2k points)
recategorized by Ellen Smith
This is a very cool picture to have of your grandmother.  Thank you for sharing.
She look like a great lady full of energy thank you so much for sharing
Oh, my dear, women did not "swim" in those days; they simply "dipped" (lol), so don't worry about the "bathing shoes".  The changing rooms, or bath houses, had a door leading straight to the water, so as not to be seen by the opposite sex.  Your Grandmother, like mine, probably eschewed convention and went where she darn well wanted, probably took a few strokes, too!  She looks to have a feisty spirit.

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awesome photo, and she has a lovely spirit that shines through that smile!
by Alycia Keating G2G6 (9.1k points)
Thank you.

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