This photo from Hoquiam, Washington, USA was taken in 1929. The lovely ladies pictured are wearing bathing attire made of spruce veneer in honor of Hoquiam's annual "Wood Week" and the four of them are noted as the "Spruce Girls". Hoquiam, where my mother was born just a year before this photo was snapped, was run by logging and shipping at the town's largest employer, the Gray's Harbor Mill and Shipyard where my grandfather worked. Well, worked the main one of his three jobs... The lady on the far right, though my Mom cannot remember her name, was evidently a close friend of my grandmother's. Curiously, I found this photo over at Black & WTF and, when I asked her about it, found that Mom also had a copy. Small world.