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1918: From left: Miss Bernice Young, Miss Frances Burtner, Miss Josephine Brixell and Mrs. E.K. Pritchard pose for photo published on the July 21, 1918, Los Angeles Times society page.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Times

1918: New bathing accessory, designed by Miss Bertha B. Myers of Los Angeles, left in top picture, was unveiled at Santa Monica Beach. The new covers were designed so that surf bathers would not violate any city ordinances. These photos were published in the June 3, 1918, Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Times

1920: Swimsuits at Venice Beach. This photo was published in the July 4, 1920, Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: E.J. Spencer / Los Angeles Times

1925: Miss California Fay Lanphier is congratulated by Miss New York Beatrice Roberts after Lanphier won the Miss America contest in Atlantic City, New Jersey. A different photo of Lanphier appeared in the Sep. 12, 1925, Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pacific & Atlantic Photos

1926: Marion Andrews, Feebee West and Mary Barnett play Mah Jongg at Venice Beach. This photo was published in the Aug. 22, 1926, Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Times

1927: Ocean Park's official poster girl for 1927 is Lucille Miller, caught as she poses for artist Marshall Forester, who is designing the beach resort advertising. The poster is to be given widespread distribution. This photo was published in the April 8, 1927, Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Times

1927: A Redondo Beach life guard instructs two swimmers on the perculiarties of the waters. This photo was published in the July 24, 1927, Los Angeles Times. The background waters were painted in by a staff artist.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Times

"Little by little," reported the caption in the May 29, 1932, Los Angeles Times, "suits ... for water wear are getting scantier and scantier." From left are suits from 1932, 1890, 1900, 1910 and 1920.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wide World Photo

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