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Ventnor City in Atlantic County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Put On Your Best Suit!

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, July 24, 2020
1. Put On Your Best Suit! Marker
Inscription.  Time has taken its toll on the disappearing act of full "bathing costumes." Back in the early 1900s, women wore black, knee-length, puffy sleeved wool dresses. But times began to change and soon women began wearing less and less. In 1945, Louis Reard unveiled the first "bikini" in Paris, France. In 1960 Brian Hyland's song "Itsy, Bitsy, Teenie, Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" triggered a bikini buying spree among American teens. And so a craze had begun. By 1970 Rio and St. Tropez produced the tanga suit, also called the thong. Basically, what you'll see on our beaches today is a mixture of bathing suits from one-piece sport suits, tankinis, and, of course, it won't be hard to spot those "itsy bitsy" bikinis along the shore.
 
Erected by City of Ventnor City, New Jersey.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicIndustry & CommerceWaterways & VesselsWomen.
 
Location. 39° 20.525′ N, 74° 28.026′ W. Marker is in Ventnor City, New Jersey, in
Put On Your Best Suit! Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 24, 2020
2. Put On Your Best Suit! Marker
Atlantic County. Marker is at the intersection of Boardwalk and South Oakland Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Boardwalk. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5110 Boardwalk, Ventnor City NJ 08406, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A City Is Born (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Landmarks of Ventnor (approx. 0.4 miles away); CSure Children's Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Viking Row Club (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ventnor City Police Department (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ventnor City Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ventnor City POW-MIA Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ventnor City World War I Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ventnor City.
 
Additional keywords. fashion movements, aesthetics, outfits, bathing suits, bikinis, pop music
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 26, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 38 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 26, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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