Annette Kellerman

Above: A page of diving positions depicting swimmer and silent film star Annette Kellerman from Bernarr Macfadden’s 1928 book The Encyclopedia of Physical Culture.

Interestingly, I stumbled across a slideshow of photos by Frederick W. Glasier. As you can see, he apparently took the photos for Macfadden’s book:

And just to add to the Kellerfun, more Annette:


  1. Scott C. says:

    Well, this was well worth waiting for. And informative, too; I always labored under the naive misconception that Gibson Girls were like Mogwais — you weren’t supposed to get them wet.

  2. Mykal says:

    Clearly, a strapping girl. God bless her.

  3. KING OF JAZZ says:

    Looks very healthy.

  4. Mia says:

    Great photos. Really admire this woman.

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