Champions, Duke Kahanamoku and Frances Cowells, 1915.


Duke Kahanamoku and Frances Cowells, two of America’s greatest swimmers. The Duke was the hero of the last Olympiad and is the holder of several world’s records, while Miss Cowells holds four American records. The picture was snapped at the World’s Fair in San Francisco shortly after the exposition swimming meet, of which Miss Cowells was the undefeated champion among the women. This is an unusual picture of the swimmers as it shows them in their street clothes.

(Day Book, 8/11/1915,  p. 24)


The Day Book, Volume 4, Number 268, Page 24. August 11, 1915.


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