Women in futuristic swimwear, 1934.
© NMeM / Daily Herald Archive / Science & Society Picture Library
A photograph of a group of women dressed in futuristic swimwear by a pool, taken by Edward Malindine for the Daily Herald newspaper on 27 July, 1934. The occasion is the opening of the Empire Pool in Wembley. The venue later became an ice rink, hosting various sporting events. By the late 1960s it was increasingly used as a concert venue - renamed Wembley Arena in the late 1970s. This photograph has been selected from the Daily Herald Archive, a collection of over three million photographs. The archive holds work of international, national and local importance by both staff and agency photographers.