Taking the Radio for a Swim, 1924


We’ve seen previously that the idea of taking the radio to the beach was a popular one in the 1920’s. We’ve seen people listening to the radio at the beach, dancing to the radio at the beach, and even taking the radio out in the canoe.

The young women shown here in the October 1924 issue of Radio News have taken it a step further by taking the radio out into the water. The caption notes that the bathers may listen in with complete comfort and sip cool drinks at the same time. The lifeguard in the background is presumably there to make sure the radio doesn’t fall in the water.

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