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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • GEORGE WASHINGTON CROSSING THE PIES

Jerry and Ione: 1925

Jerry and Ione: 1925

Washington, D.C., 1925. "Jerry Mangan and Ione Whalen, Wardman Park Pool." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Heat Packed

Nearly six years later and, apparently, it hasn't occurred to anyone that an official at a swimming competition would carry a starter's pistol.

[Actually it did. No need to belabor the obvious. - Dave]

Stupid

This is a stupid comment. Not only is it non-original toilet humor, but there's not even a bulge in his trunks.

[Re that first sentence, yes. Thanks for the warning. - Dave]

Happy..

Is that a pistol in your swim trunks or ...

In the words of Dorothy Parker

"Swimmer and swimee."

Pool Sharks

Of course the swim instructor is packing a pistol.

You folks never heard of pool sharks? The term didn't originate in billiard halls, you know. The dreaded freshwater pool shark species is now extinct, thanks to deadeye pistol-packers like swim instructor Jerry Mangan.

Wardman Park Cup

Ione is a real cutie. At first glance, I thought she was receiving the Titanafram award.


Washington Post Sep 5, 1925

Swim Meet is Set for Today

Will be Staged at Wardman Pool This Afternoon

Swimmers from the Washington Canoe Club and the Capital Athletic Club will vie with a host of competitors in two events for south Atlantic titles this afternoon in the final water meet to be staged this summer, at Wardman Park.
...
Ione Whalen, with 18 points, is leading the remainder of swimmers who have been competing for the Wardman Park cup, and with tomorrow's swim concluding this year's events, the fair Capital Athletic club swimmer is favored to annex the trophy.
...
Although the entry list is already large enough to assure the success of the meet, Jerry Mangan, who is in charge of the swims, has extended the time for entrance until today at 12 o'clock and all swimmers who enter by this time may compete.

This Pool

Was evidently very strict with respect to the "No Running" and "No Horseplay" policies.

Pistol Packin Instructors

So failures were shot on the spot? Now Dave's going to tell us the gat was for starting something.

 
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