Sepia Saturday

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Swimming and swimmers. That’s what I’m taking from this prompt. While it’s warmer than usual up here in Illinois, it’ll be quite awhile till the pools and beaches open. Still lest we forget in the southern hemisphere it’s summer and ’round the equator and below people do need to cool off with a swim.

Australian Olympic Swimmer Mina Wylie and unnamed swimmer, 1912

Australian Olympic Swimmer Mina Wylie and unnamed swimmer, 1912

Above: from the State Library of New South Wales

 

Key West, True Sepia, Flickr Commons, LOC

True Sepia in Key West, Flickr Commons, LOC

 

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Swim Team, University of Washington, 1921

No need for steroid testing in 1921.

Bathing Beauties, Florida 1975, LOC, Flickr Commons

Bathing Beauties, Florida 1975, LOC, Flickr Commons

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12 responses to “Sepia Saturday

  1. Yes I adore those men in suits! Hooray, not just bathing ladies, but real live men! The un-known swimmer in the first photo, with that hairstyle she makes me think of a swimmer today, although the suit takes you way, way back! Great entry! Especially the last funny and happy fest!

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