Original caption: 1922-Chicago, Illinois: Two of the bathers being escorted off the beach by a police woman. The bathers were breaking a law banning abbreviated bathing suits.
Original caption: Bathing beauties being arrested for defying a Chicago edict banning abbreviated bathing suits on beaches.
At this time in the United States there was a ban on wearing brief swimsuits in public. If women were not in the water, they had to be covered up as well as having their swimsuits meet a length requirement.