For some weeks now, I have been busy with research and writing pieces for the British magazine ROWING & REGATTA and the Swedish rowing magazine SVENSK RODD. Parallel to this I have begun a writing project that, actually, has nothing to do with rowing. It is too early to say how big of a task this is, and if I can pull it through, but thanks to Tim Koch in London, I still have something to post here on my blog.
True to his habit, Tim has found another wonderful photo archive, corbisimages.com which, he writes “is a commercial one, so I’m not sure about the legal issues of reproducing the pictures (though they all have spoilers).”
If you go to corbisimages.com and type in ‘rowing’ you get thousands of results, most not relevant to the sport, Tim writes. Some of these you might have seen for sale on eBay, but most of them are not. To be able to watch the pictures below you have to click on the underlined number.
Here are some of Tim’s favourites (with his captioning). Enjoy!
Nice crew picture 1890: No. 1
In place of a firm handshake 1920: No. 2
Wellesley Women 1922: No. 3
1950s sexist caption: No. 4
Third class, smoking? (This is one of my favourites, too): No. 8
Wartime spirit: No. 9
The history of African American rowing in the USA: No. 12
Interesting early women rowing: No. 13
Nothing is new: No. 14
Nice rowing kit: No 15
A good student: No. 16
Twelve years later: No. 17
Again, many, many thanks to Tim!