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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Clothing and Accessories
Men's Clothing
Swimwear ➔ Bathing Suit

Identifier:
125939
Description:
This men's bathing suit is made of wool and has snap closures at the crotch. There is a tag attached to the front of the neck that reads "100% Virgin Wool". An interior label reads "Sheboygan, Wig Wam Brand, Hand Knit, Hosiery Company, Sheboygan, Wis.". 
Date:
circa 1905
Materials:
Wool
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift Of Arthur J. Feller
Exhibit/Program
100 Years of Design (June 8 2016)
Museum School students selected artifacts from the collection, researched them, and then designed what they believe they will look like 100 years from now.
Makers/Donors
Arthur J. Feller

Wigwam Mills Inc.
Wigwam Mills Inc. was founded in 1905 as the Hand Knit Hosiery Company by Herbery Chesebro, Lawrence A. Bentz, and Robert H. Ehaney. The company became one of the leading manufacturers of outdoor and athletic clothing. Around 1920, the business also began producing wool knit bathing suits. In 1951 the name was changed to Wigwam Mills Inc.
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