Swimmers during learn to swim week, at a suburban swimming pool, probably Wellington region, ca 1939

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Photographer: William Hall Raine
Swimmers during learn to swim week, at a suburban swimming pool, probably Wellington region, ca 1939
Reference number: MNZ-2303
Silver gelatin print
Photographic Archive, Alexander Turnbull Library

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  1. Alen Pokrajac 31 months ago | reply

    Haha! Nice one! :D

  2. madhen2011 31 months ago | reply

    I love images that show a period in history. A nice photo.

  3. irenaa1 30 months ago | reply

    looks awesome

  4. capitan flickr 28 months ago | reply

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  5. Faye_Evans [deleted] 28 months ago | reply

    Great shot.

  6. nilliske 28 months ago | reply

    WOWwww. Nice work. Love it.

  7. pinguin1961 27 months ago | reply

    Really an excellent and interesting shot!

  8. fiedler9 26 months ago | reply

    Great capture/photo.

  9. mgw_wgw 26 months ago | reply

    Nicely composed view of the learners :)

  10. Stephanie Seymour 21 months ago | reply

    Wonderful composition, great feeling from the past

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  12. Romeo-Is Bleeding [deleted] 19 months ago | reply

    looks like the side of a submarine

  13. Perseus6 16 months ago | reply

    I wonder who will win

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  15. csavage313 6 months ago | reply

    It seems that many of the viewers think this is of a race, but the title indicates it's a lesson. Anyway, it's an interesting photo. If you live on an island nation, learning to swim makes sense and the skill no doubt served these women well for the rest of their lives. Just think: most of the are probably dead now.

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