Images of Diving Girls-The Horror!

Found in the August 14, 1913 issue of The Tacoma Times out of Tacoma, Washington is this amusing blurb about the outrage and shock expressed by Mayor Seymour upon viewing lithographs at a venue depicting women dressed as they appear in their swimming exhibition. Seymour is quoted on the pictures: “Shameless, shocking, indecent!”

I don’t have an image to go along with that particular venue, but I found a photo in The Salt Lake Tribune from May 14, 1913 of a “diving girl,” so the costume may be similar to the ones that offended Mayor Seymour so greatly.