Friday, July 7, 2017

Sepia Saturday: Swimming in the '20s

Swimming in the 1920s, probably at Kow Swamp.
This week's photo is in a family album but I don't know who the people are. I think it was taken at Kow Swamp in the 1920s.

Kow Swamp is a shallow freshwater lake in northern Victoria near Gunbower now used for water storage and some recreational activities such as fishing and birdwatching. It is also a significant archaeological site of Aboriginal heritage and history.

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9 comments:

  1. The four ashore appear not to know if they're happy or not; but the two out in the water are smiling. Funny - I picture a swamp as full of trees and tall weeds and grasses, not wide-open water. Does this swamp drain occasionally?

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  2. Kow swamp isn't a very attractive name for a lake but it looks nice enough in the photo. Shame you can't identify the swimmers.

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  3. Kow Swamp looks a lot like some of our lakes up here in Maine, in the US. And kids are kids, aren't they? All having fun...

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  4. Best looking swamp I ever saw. Had it been turned into a man made lake?

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  5. I've always thought of a swamp as shallow water with trees and other things growing out of it - not a wide open body of water that looks to me like a reservoir. Interesting. Those on shore look unsure of how they feel, but the two in the water look like they're having fun.

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  6. Lovely photo and such an interesting place for swimming. It sounds like swimming is no longer allowed. Yes? No?

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  7. Such fun to have a photo of strangers from back in 1920...and as dos comments have mentioned, swamp does denote a different image for me too.

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  8. So the photographer was sitting on the sand and said, "Hey, look here! Look here!" And thus we have this charming shot to enjoy.

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  9. Interesting name and place. Fishing and bird watching appeals to me much more that sitting in gritty sand. But then again I'm not a kid anymore.

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Lorraine