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Life Story: Gertrude Ederle (1906–2003)

Olympian and International Swimming Phenomenon

The story of a daughter of immigrants who became one of the most famous athletes in the world.

New Swimming Star Is All Around Sportswoman

New Swimming Star Is All Around Sportswoman, Aug 6, 1922. Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division, Washington, D.C.

Lillian Cannon offering her best wishes to Gertrude Ederle

Lillian Cannon, of Baltimore, Md., offering her best wishes to Gertrude Ederle, as she starts out from Cape Griz Nez, France, on her successful attempt to swim the English Channel, 1926. Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division, Washington, D.C.

Parade for Gertrude Ederle coming up Broadway

Parade for Gertrude Ederle coming up Broadway, New York City, with large crowd watching, 1926. Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division, Washington, D.C.