Marilyn Morgan has swum all her life. Over the past 7 years, she has found a way to combine her life-long passion for swimming with her considerable talents for research and writing via Consuming Cultures.

Morgan, an Archivist at the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women at that Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, writes fascinating, well-researched articles about the history of swimwear, swimming, and advertising in America.

Here is one example on the history of the swimsuit…

“…For over a hundred years, to find relief from the oppressive humidity that blankets the East coast each summer, thousands of Americans make a pilgrimage to beaches and pools each weekend…[read more here]…”

Photo is a PR photo of International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Honour Swimmer Annette Kellerman circa 1919 from the Grantham Bain Collection, Library of Congress.

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