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Saturday, June 23, 2012
Floating Memories: Brighton Swimming Club Archive
I know this 1860s photo of Brighton Swimming Club has been doing the rounds recently but given this blog's obsession with all things vintage swim, I couldn't really let it pass. I first found it at the fabulous Retronaut but a little clicking took me to the website of the Brighton Swimming Club whose archives look to be very extensive and full of wonderful goodies that they are just beginning to digitise through the Floating Memories project. What I wouldn't give for a rummage through those trunks! They also have a Flickr stream which includes some fabulous ephemeral items.
Best of all though, their archive includes film and you can browse your way through seven of them at their Vimeo Channel. My favourite is probably this one:
I am a bookcollector, bookdealer, publisher and writer living in Portsmouth on the South Coast of the UK.
This blog is my personal space for the recording of my numerous interests including science-fiction, victorian and vintage photography, gay literature, book design, typography, homoerotic artwork, the Amazon river, the books of Frederick Rolfe (Baron Corvo), Forrest Reid, sundry gay Victorian and Edwardian characters, Slash Fiction, Samuel R Delany, Vintage swimwear, Willard Price, Venice, and so on...
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