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92/1657 Swimsuit, womens, stripes, nylon, Speedo Australia Pty Ltd, Australia, 1968, as used by USA, XIX Olympiad, Mexico City, Mexico, 1968. Click to enlarge.

Womens swimsuit by Speedo for the USA Olympic team, 1968

Made by Speedo Australia Pty Ltd in Australia, Oceania, 1968.

The Museum has an extensive collection of Speedo swimwear and accessories dating from the 1930s to the present including designs produced for the Australian Olympic Games team from 1964 to 2004, the Australian Commonwealth Games team from 1970-2002 and numerous international Olympic teams. This collection is complemented by the Speedo archive which includes scrapbooks, catalogues, posters, newsletters, stickers, photographs, video footage and badges.

Speedo’s origins lie in MacRae Knitting Mill...

Summary

Object No.

92/1657

Object Statement

Swimsuit, womens, stripes, nylon, Speedo Australia Pty Ltd, Australia, 1968, as used by USA, XIX Olympiad, Mexico City, Mexico, 1968

Physical Description

Swimsuit, women's, 1968 Mexico Olympic Games, USA Team, nylon, Speedo, Australia, 1968

Dimensions

Height

660 mm

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Speedo Australia Pty Ltd, 1992

Acquisition Date

7 September 1992

Cite this Object

Harvard

Womens swimsuit by Speedo for the USA Olympic team, 1968 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 8 December 2019, <https://ma.as/122277>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/122277 |title=Womens swimsuit by Speedo for the USA Olympic team, 1968 |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=8 December 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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