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Aquaplaning at Newport Harbor, view 2
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
[ca. 1930]
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Aquaplanes are wide riding boards that are pulled by a motorboat. Aquaplanes were most popular in the United States, France and Switzerland - the areas in which water skiing first became popular; water skis derived from the aquaplane. Curious note: Ralph Samuelson, considered the "father" of the sport, was the first to water-ski in 1922 at Lake Pepin, Minn., but the first patent on a design for water skies wasn't given until 1925, to inventor Fred Waller.
View 2: Six people, three men and three women, can be seen stunt aquaplaning in Newport Harbor circa 1930s. The woman on the left plays a banjo, the two women in the center riding atop two of the gentlemen's shoulders play the trumpet and tuba respectively, and the gentleman on the right plays the saxophone.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 14 cm. on sheet 21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Sports-Aquaplaning.; N-002-773.2 4x5
Musical instruments--California--Newport Beach
Outdoor recreation--California--Newport Beach
Boats and boating--California--Newport Beach
Aquatic sports--California--Newport Beach
Water skiing--California--Newport Beach
Newport Beach (Calif.)

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