In The 1920s, Swimsuit Police Actually Existed

And you thought your one piece was conservative. Not by 1920s standards.

Beach Police 1922

And you thought your one piece was conservative. To highlight just how obsessed lawmakers have historically been with controlling the human body and our treatment of it, in 1922 people known as swimsuit policemen actually existed, and would stroll around beaches making sure that swimsuits were never more than six inches above the knee. Featured above is swimsuit officer Bill Norton, who we imagine enjoyed his job very much.

Savannah Cox
Savannah Cox
Savannah Cox is the Managing Editor of All That Is Interesting. She holds a Master's Degree in International Relations, and works as a reporter/producer for DNAinfo.
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