row2k Features
Wayback Wednesday
Wayback Fashion
July 29, 2020
Adam Bruce, row2k.com

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June 17, 1912. Stanford varsity crew, Poughkeepsie. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.

June 17, 1912. Stanford varsity crew, Poughkeepsie. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. - Click for full-size image!
June 11, 1915. Harvard Varsity. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. - Click for full-size image!
June 24, 1915. University of Pennsylvania Varsity. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. - Click for full-size image!
1878 Charles E. Courtney - rower and rowing coach from Union Springs, New York. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. - Click for full-size image!
Poughkeepsie title defenders - Columbia University's Varsity eight braves cold weather to work out on rough Harlem River. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. - Click for full-size image!
Navy Class of 1869. Courtesy of NAAA - Click for full-size image!
March 24, 1910. Rice, coach of Columbia Varsity crew team instructing. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. - Click for full-size image!
June 25, 1915. Coach Guerena of Stanford. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. - Click for full-size image!
ca. 1910 and ca. 1915. Cornell University crew coach Charles E. Courtney (1849-1920). Courtesy of the Library of Congress. - Click for full-size image!
ca. 1910 and ca. 1915. Eugene Giannini who was the crew coach at Yale University. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. - Click for full-size image!


For a few months now, we have been sharing with the rowing community photos from a time before row2k (way before!). A time where rowing photos were not just something you could quickly instagram with your phone or you could look through galleries upon galleries of your rowing escapades in seconds. Each week when we post these features, one of the first comments we see are, "look at what they are wearing!". That's why this week we are highlighting rowing fashion.

In some ways what rowers wore in the early 1900's isn't drastically far off what they wear today. Fortunately most teams have learned since the early 1900's white trou isn't the best idea, but the most drastic change has been on the coaching side of things. Even at practice, coaches seemed to always wear a suit and tie every day. Time to step up your game coaches!

If you have any photos from "back in the day" that you would like for us to feature on row2k, send the photos our way! We would love to do another reader submitted Wayback Wednesday soon.

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