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Team Cadillac: 1927

Team Cadillac: 1927

San Francisco circa 1927. "Cadillac touring car with Fleishhacker Swimming Club." With someone who's either their coach or their mechanic. 5x7 glass negative, formerly of the Wyland Stanley and Marilyn Blaisdell collections. View full size.

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Fleishhacker Pool

Here for more information about the Fleishhacker Pool.

Charlie Fisher is his name

The fellow in the photo appears to be one Charlie Fisher, the swimming coach of Fleishhacker pool. This is a picture of him with Olympic champion Helene Madison when she visited Fleishhacker in 1930. From the looks of things Helene Madison was not one of the Cadillac swimmers here.

The linked photo is a part of the Helene Madison archive, of which only part is online. The full archive is at the Sophie Frye Bass Library in Seattle, which maybe some other Shorpyite would visit to see if the other photos shed some light on the Fleishhacker team pictured here.

Just wondering

Can't help but wonder if the girl over the radiator cap is spoofing the Rolls-Royce "Spirit of Ecstasy."

All that's left

Herbert Fleishhacker Sr. funded the pool where these ladies swam. It was the largest heated saltwater pool in the world at one time. The pool was damaged during a 1971 storm, and efforts to rebuild it met with poor results. A fire in recent years destroyed the pool house and all that is left now is this grouping of ornate porticoes, a portion of which is visible in the older photo. Herbert's son became an All America fullback at Stanford.

We Know Him

It's the proverbial Pool Guy!

I'm in love

Incredible how the one in the upper middle (and also the one on the upper right) do hold a beauty that would still be recognized as such today.

Although she would be about 108 today, I'm in love !

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