Cap and Mask in One

A lovely bathing fashion from 1930. I wonder what reaction you'd get if you hung out at the neighborhood pool wearing one of these. From Popular Science, Aug 1930:

When the first wearer recently appeared on the Los Angeles beach, the startling, round eyeholes of the mask might have suggested to a fanciful observer the appearance of a feminine Martian or a lady robot. Despite its oddity, the mask serves the practical purpose of protecting the eyes and ears in diving. Celluloid eyepieces keep out the water. The lower portion of the mask covers half the swimmer's face, leaving the nose and mouth uncovered. It may be turned up when not needed.
     Posted By: Alex - Wed Jan 28, 2009
     Category: Fashion





Comments
That is not the best pic. Kind of hard to see where the mask ends and the face begins. And is she wearing a heeled shoe at the beach? That's a fashion faux pas girls!
Posted by Madd Maxx on 01/28/09 at 08:15 AM
That's not heels, Maxx, she's got a cloven hoof for a foot! That proves that this bathing outfit is just devil spawned to entrap good, God-fearing Christians like us. Turn away, Brother, turn away.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/28/09 at 09:05 AM
Yikes....lady robot is not what came to mind!
More like mass murderer or something.
Posted by AGFH on 01/28/09 at 09:28 AM
This must have been designed but a closet fetishist.

" 'Get the Gimp.'

'The Gimp is sleeping.'

'Well, wake him up.' "
Posted by DownCrisis on 01/28/09 at 12:29 PM
@ Expat - Get thee behind me Satan!!!!
Posted by Madd Maxx on 01/28/09 at 12:33 PM
SAW VI!
Posted by mrjazz on 01/28/09 at 01:15 PM
is that leather face's sister?
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 01/28/09 at 03:28 PM
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