Passing [the Swimming Test]

Passing [the Swimming Test] by Sydney P. Hall. 1870. Wood-engraving, 3 1/2 x 5 7/8 inches. "The Monarch with its ten oars swept by, and as they passed in front of the island, the whole crew stood up with oars raised in the air, and waved their straw hats as they cheered both themselves and the spectatotrs, and all those other nameless people and incidents which may have contributed to the hilarity of the occasion." — Recollections of Eton, pp. 80-81. Scanned image and text by George P. Landow. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the site and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one. ]

References

An Etonian [Charles Frederick, d. 1892]. Recollections of Eton. London: Chapman and Hall, 1870.


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