Innertube lifesaver

The caption says: “A group of youngsters tied inflated bicycle tire tubes as flotation aids.”

Fietsband als zwemband / Bike tyre used as a swimming aid

Photo shot in Germany, 1925. From the Dutch National Archives. H/T Jin in Chicago.

6 Comments

  • ladyfleur
    July 20, 2012 - 11:41 am | Permalink

    This photo begs for a “caption this” contest.

  • July 20, 2012 - 12:34 pm | Permalink

    I haven’t done a contest in ages.

  • Andy
    July 20, 2012 - 1:16 pm | Permalink

    The better swimmers got 23s.

  • July 20, 2012 - 7:03 pm | Permalink

    interesting, old lifejackets!

  • July 20, 2012 - 7:27 pm | Permalink

    Center standing woman looks like Maggie Gyllenhall ?sp?. This also looks like some sort of strange Voldo (Soul Calibur) outfit…

  • Max Power
    July 21, 2012 - 8:05 am | Permalink

    A bunch of Germans wrapped in rubber tubes… Without the caption indicating that they’re flotation aids, I’d be worried that this was NSFW.

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