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Potomac Rowers: 1921
"Potomac Boat Club Sema [?] Sig," 1921, with the Key Bridge under construction in the background. View full size. National Photo Company Collection. Potomac Boat Club This is upriver and from the dock of P.B.C. I have been a member of ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/09/2012 - 11:58pm -

Potomac Rowers: 1921

Boat Club Rowers: 1919
September 20, 1919. "Potomac Boat Club eight." On the river at the old Aqueduct Bridge. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size. Aqueduct Bridge You can see one of piers of the Aqueduct Bridge in the Shorpy phot ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/13/2011 - 2:32pm -

Boat Club Rowers: 1919

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. Now we know ... the origins of boxer-brief underwear. They'll be brief ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/08/2014 - 2:14pm -

A Row of Rowers: 1914

Smart S Rowers: 1912
June 17, 1912. "Stanford University varsity crew at Poughkeepsie, N.Y., boat house." Capt. Seward, second from left. 5x7 glass negative. View full size. OK, men Ditch your crew socks and line up for pictures! Identity crisis The ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/04/2016 - 1:00pm -

Smart S Rowers: 1912

Syracuse Boathouse: 1914
... that are built into the boat. [Then why are the rowers in all the other crew photos wearing shoes? - Dave] background ... carries automobiles...see the pilot house up high. Rowers In my rowing days (actually the sixties of previous century), you had ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/29/2012 - 6:33pm -

Syracuse Boathouse: 1914

Second Varsity: 1914
... Summer 1914. "Penn 2nd varsity crew team in Poughkeepsie." Rowers at the boathouse. Bain News Service glass negative. View full size. ... was taken. Nothing would ever be the same. Risque Rowers Those shorts strike me as a tad daring for the period. Assuming the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 06/26/2014 - 3:56pm -

Second Varsity: 1914

Merrily, Merrily: 1925
... the negative is dated 1925, the print giving names of the rowers is dated 1919. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size. Rowers We didn't have anything this elaborate when I learned to row. I also ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/07/2016 - 11:56am -

Merrily, Merrily: 1925

Central High Shell: 1927
... on a single in 1857 and on a six-oar in 1870. Rowers As a former eight myself I find myself wondering about a couple of ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/03/2012 - 9:44am -

Central High Shell: 1927

Penn Varsity: 1914
... called the coxswain anchors the bottom of the photo. The rowers are all rather glum looking while the guys in the background with the ... Another thing which is a little eerie is that all the rowers have a timeless look about them. They all look like the photo could ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 04/14/2022 - 1:18pm -

Penn Varsity: 1914

Navy Oarsmen: 1896
... Arévalo Strange number of athletes There are 12 rowers here. I row for a university team and can tell you this is at least 2 ... pride in how well their top crews could row. Navy Rowers These jolly tars would have been rowing either a ship's whaleboat, ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/20/2012 - 7:14pm -

Navy Oarsmen: 1896

Jocks in Socks: 1919
... have the same ring to it? [The "eight" are the rowers. Plus the coxswain, with the megaphone. - Dave] Ladies? Not ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/09/2012 - 11:55pm -

Jocks in Socks: 1919

U.S.S. Onondaga: 1864
... I'm thinking those are clean drinking water for the rowers. I'd suspect the guy to the I'd suspect the guy to the left ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/09/2012 - 5:20pm -

U.S.S. Onondaga: 1864

Yale Varsity Eight: 1911
...       Click here for more vintage rowers. June 22, 1911. "Yale rowing team." 5x7 inch glass negative, ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/21/2020 - 11:43am -

Yale Varsity Eight: 1911

Ready to Row: 1914
... New York. "Wisconsin freshmen on Hudson River." More rowers from the heyday of the Poughkeepsie Regatta. View full size. The ... all listed at 6'0"-6'3". The difference between the rowers on the far left and far right looks to be almost a foot! Male ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/09/2012 - 11:35pm -

Ready to Row: 1914

Big Red: 1911
... June 18, 1911. Poughkeepsie, New York. "Cornell Varsity rowers." 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size. ... of a college rowing team, with the phrase "eight burly rowers and their little cox." Evidently mornings were generally chilly down by ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/09/2012 - 11:38pm -

Big Red: 1911

Yale Crew: 1913
... year shows what graduating class they're in. Our freshman rowers here started school in the fall of 1912, and so are in the Class of ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/09/2012 - 11:46pm -

Yale Crew: 1913

Washington Varsity: 1913
... George Grantham Bain Collection. So why do some of the rowers in these pictures (above, and also two men here ) have bandaged abs ... back in 1913. I love all the pics you post of rowers, by the way! Underpants? Was it easier to row while wearing ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/29/2012 - 6:55pm -

Washington Varsity: 1913

Cornell Crew: 1914
... 2nd Varsity." Let's all pull together, men! College rowers on the Hudson in the heyday of the Poughkeepsie Regatta. 5x7 glass ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/09/2012 - 11:36pm -

Cornell Crew: 1914

Syracuse Freshmen: 1908
... In Poughkeepsie for the IRA Regatta These freshman rowers were likely in "Po'keepsie" for the 1908 Intercollegiate Rowing ... 
 
Posted by Ken - 07/29/2012 - 6:12pm -

Syracuse Freshmen: 1908

The Poughkeepsie Peeper: 1900
... Bring on the Boys Waiting for the Beefcake Collegiate Rowers in wool shorts to arrive? Waiting for Will Parker to arrive on ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/21/2015 - 10:39am -

The Poughkeepsie Peeper: 1900

The New Recruit: 1917
... unless they were athletes like those in the famous Yale rowers picture seen some years back on Shorpy. This fella looks like he has ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/05/2012 - 7:56pm -

The New Recruit: 1917

Canoe Club: 1924
1924. Washington Canoe Club rowers on the Potomac near the recently finished Key Bridge and older Aqueduct ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/09/2011 - 1:44pm -

Canoe Club: 1924
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