turnofthecentury:

June 30, 1922. Washington policeman Bill Norton measuring the distance between knee and suit at the Tidal Basin bathing beach after Col. Sherrill, Superintendent of Public Buildings and Grounds, issued an order that suits not be over six inches above the knee.” National Photo Co.  from Shorpy
[see also 1933 measuring @ so30s :]

turnofthecentury:

June 30, 1922. Washington policeman Bill Norton measuring the distance between knee and suit at the Tidal Basin bathing beach after Col. Sherrill, Superintendent of Public Buildings and Grounds, issued an order that suits not be over six inches above the knee.” National Photo Co.  from Shorpy

[see also 1933 measuring @ so30s :]

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