The Most Scandalous Swimsuits of 1898

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Have mercy, the fashions today! Another gem from British Pathé, this one featuring bathing beauties frolicking in Brighton. The footage shows swimwear fashions that are downright shocking… for 1898. In 2015, they look like really conservative pajamas.

“These Daly’s Show Girls form a pretty picture of gold diggers of the Middle Ages,” the interstitials announce. Not even sure what that means, but perhaps it explains the swing in their steps.

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