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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.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 14 cm. on sheet 21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
00081824 Security Pacific National Bank Collection Sports-Aquaplaning.; N-002-773.2 4x5 CARL0000082024 http://18.104.22.168/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/112529
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.)