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Title
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
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Title supplied by cataloger.
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.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 14 cm. on sheet 21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00081824
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Sports-Aquaplaning.; N-002-773.2 4x5
CARL0000082024
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/112529
Subject
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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