Measuring Up: 1922

Measuring Up: 1922

Colonel Sherrell, Superintendent 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. LOC Summary: Bill Norton the bathing beach policeman measuring distance between knee and bathing suit on woman, Washington, D.C. Photograph taken in 1922. Forms part of National Photo Company Collection. Old photographs provided by LOC. Original Medium: photographic print.