Gertrude Ederle (1905-2003), Champion Swimmer

Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim the English Channel, broke the record held by a male swimmer by nearly two hours, finishing in 14 hours and 32 minutes. Showered with ticker tape, she makes a triumphant return to New York, her hometown, after her 1926 swim. No stranger to glory, Ederle won one gold and two bronze medals at the 1924 Olympics.

Date:
August, 1926
Original Format:
Photographic Print
Item#:
45.875
Height:
4051px
Width:
5340px
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