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Sunday, April 8, 2012

In praise of the Easter Sunday Rowing Pictorial...Be jokes about Ivy League "endowments" please ;)

(views courtesy of The Bain Collection, my collection, varied online sources, and

No matter what you row...1, 2, 4, or 8...whether coxed, or coxless......this is for you. May the winds be warm and in your favor ;)

We start with a tad bit of schematic for the orientation of the non-aficionado...... :)

And now onto the pictorial, posthaste !! :)

Cambridge Crew ca. 1910-15

Saturday Evening Post-June 7, 1902

Collier's June 21, 1915
Yale Varsity Panorama ca. 1910 (click to enlarge on desktop)
Ca. 1871-Halifax Nova Scotia rowers

1919-Potomac Boat Club Eight w/ Coxie
1923-H.A. Bowles-Anapolis Crew Captain
Harvard Varsity Eight
Harvard -Yale singles
European Fours
Late 19th Cent.
1876-International Fours guide
Oxford-Cambridge Eights -1841

Ahhh...Manly, yes, but I like it, too..... ;)

Cornell ca. 1902
1898-The National Association of Amateur Oarsmen (NAAO) regatta
The colors and flags of Cambridge's College Teams
A fine sentiment that I quite agree with, though by my time our uniforms differed 
considerably ;)
1908-Anapolis Eight
Capital Athletic Club Women's Eight-1926
Capital Athletic Club Women's Eight 1926
Columbia Varsity practice-1910s.......
Coach Jim Rice-Columbia
Columbia practice 1910
Columbia practice 1914
Cornell Eight 1911
Cornell Varsity 1911

Cornell 1914
D.C. Central H.S. Eight-1927

As true now as's ALL about the inches :)
Eadweard Muybridge-study of a rower
Harvard Varsity 1911
Harvard Varsity (undated)
Yale Varsity (undated)
Harvard Varsity Eight 1913

Harvard Varsity Eight 1915
1905 Harvard-Yale Regatta program

1958 Program
The 1929 program
Two great views of a Multi-sport European candy tin with Women's One and Two's 
Penn Varsity 1914
Undated unidentified Women's crew
Potomac Boat Club Eight-1919
Wisdom Eternal.........

Smith College Women's practice 1922

Stanford Varsity ca. 1914

A view of the full moon over Stanford ca. 1907......... ;)


A great view of the Stanford Crew......

Syracuse 2nd Varsity 1914
Syracuse Varsity 1914
Syracuse Varsity 1908
The Syracuse Frosh dine in '08

Saturday Evening Post-June 29, 1907-J.C.Leyendecker cover
"The Eight"-Cyril Power-1930
"The Guide" ca. 1908
U Penn ca. 1890
U Penn 1893
U Penn 1899
U Penn undated

UK Vesta RC Christmas greeting WWI -1914
Washington Varsity Eight 1913
Wisconsin 1909
Wisconsin 1914
Wisconsin 1914
Yale 1913
Vintage Harvard 
1938 Princeton
Dartmouth ca 1040
Women's Octopede Furnivall Sculling Club, London 1907

Georgetown 1930
Harvard postal card 1910s
Princeton 1874
Princeton 1913
Princeton 1945
The Women of Smith in 1907
Wisconsin Freshmen 1901
Yale-Penn 1911
San Diego State Normal College-Women-1917
Lane Tech High School-Chicago-1956
Lincoln Park Lagoon-Chicago 1910s

And......last, but certainly not least: The Coxie has the final word: 


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  4. Thank you for your site!!! It's out of my life. For decades, rowing unites people of all ages and different countries. Looking at the photo site I see my very best friends and racing. The spirit of the races is the same for all times. Boats in the shed and paddles on the desks in anticipation of the races. This is for life. All the rowers, and especially girls rowers, my congratulations happy New year.