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A Row of Rowers: 1914

A Row of Rowers: 1914

June 1914. "Wisconsin varsity crew on the Hudson." Souvenir from the heyday of the Poughkeepsie Regatta. Bain News Service glass negative. View full size.


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How not to lose your megaphone

Turn it into ridiculous-looking headgear.

The bathing trunks

The trunks of that era were oddly revealing. Also, a couple of those guys look ready to rip out your heart and stomp on it.


An intimidating group of fellows as I've ever seen. Second from the left, scary!!

What is the correct term

A plethora of pointers? An understatement of underwear? A barrage of bulges?

Excuse Me!

This must have been before the invention of the elastic "Jock Strap" that we were supposed to wear under our Speedos.

They'll be brief

I looks like there are several coxswains in this lineup.

Now we know

... the origins of boxer-brief underwear.

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