Germany

Germany, 1912: Early paddleboarding?

Paddleboarding is hugely popular here in south Florida, so I did a double-take when I saw this image in Recreation magazine (Vol. 47, Sept. 1912, p. 75; available via Google Books). But, as I read the brief accompanying article and examined the images more closely, I realized something a bit different was going on. I love the choice of attire. Obviously they were very optimistic about staying dry!
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