These photos look normal until you hear their unexpected background stories


1. sink or swim

There does not seem to be anything unusual about this early twentieth-century attitude that a woman in a bathing suit wears. But this photo and the swimsuit she wears have put this woman in hot water. At this time, this photo promoted the rights of the woman. And the story behind it was not exactly black and white.

Woman in 1900 swimsuit

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The Australian swimmer Annette Kellerman, who was the first woman to swim across the English Channel, posed for this photo in 1907. In it, she said politically that a woman has the right to wear a one-piece swimsuit. It's crazy to think that dressing was scandalous in the face of today's styles of swimwear, but Kellerman was later arrested for indecency over this suit in Boston. The photo definitely took a leap.

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