Bathing Suit

This bathing suit is from the 1920s. The suit is made of wool and it has a skirt that hangs down over the leggings. This was, stylistically speaking, a popular characteristic of 1920’s swimwear.

Tampa Bay History Center Collection

Before the twentieth century, Florida beachfront properties were considerably less valuable than inland farmland. This changed once developers like Carl Fisher made Miami Beach and similar Florida locales tourist destinations. Today, college spring breakers, retirees from Ohio, and international travelers come to Florida for fun in the sun.

Three Fast Florida Facts

  1. Florida has 650 miles of beach front.
  2. During the era of segregation, Amelia Island’s American Beach was one of the few Florida beaches open to Black beachgoers.
  3. The first official NASCAR race was held on the sands of Daytona Beach in 1948.