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A History of Bathing Suits in Vintage Advertising

Boardwalk beauties ad featured in swimwear exhibit at Roanoke Island Festival Park

Event Description

Elaine Henson, author of “Carolina Beach: A Postcard History,” will host a presentation in Festival Park’s small auditorium titled, “A History of Bathing Suits in Vintage Advertising.” Henson will discuss the evolution of swimwear through print advertisements. 

Her collection of vintage swimwear is currently featured in Festival Park's latest exhibit, A Day at the Beach: 100 Years of Swimwear. The exhibit will be open to tour after the presentation and is currently open to the public daily from 9 am - 5 pm through September 30.