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Moon River: 1935

Moon River: 1935

Three boys diving from mudbank circa 1935, location unknown. View full size. 5x7 safety film negative, Acme News Photo archive, Library of Congress.

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Published May 1934

This image of the skinny-dippers appeared in a small-town Alabama newspaper at the end of May 1934. I ran across it today while conducting archival research that's part of my job. The caption didn't reveal where it was taken.

Moon River

Great title, Dave.

It's interesting to see the

It's interesting to see the vast difference in body types from the boys back then to the boys these days. Those kids had nice muscular lines of boys who played outside, and chased each other around all day. Too many of the kids you see these days seem to suffer from video-game-legs that don't get used outside all summer long. Or flabby arms from having everything done for you instead of having to do for yourself. It's a thought-provoking photo.

What memories are made of

This skinny-dipping photo sure stirred my memory. This picture is and was us kids "way back when." In my neck of the woods no self-respecting kid would be caught dead in bathing trunks or cutoff pants, this is the way we swam. A nice action photo with good artistry. Thanks for the memories!


Fantastic capture of motion in this picture!


That boy on the right is about to experience some serious pain.

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