30th June 1922: US Bikini Laws

“Washington policeman Bill Norton measuring the distance between knee and suit at the Tidal Basin bathing beach after Col. Sherrell, Superintendent of Public Buildings and Grounds, issued an order that suits not be over six inches above the knee.”

- National Photo Co.

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    alan_bickerstaff

    Three years later, the beach – which was whites only – was closed to avoid the need for racial integration. It then became the site of the Jefferson Memorial.

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