Original photograph. Prof. C. W. Oldreive, Water Pedestrian.

Original photograph

Boston: Elmer Chickering, 1880's. Original cabinet photograph, mounted onto the photographers gold-trimmed card, 4 by 6 inches, and showing the Professor posing on said before a beach, one foot on a rock. The card has imprinted at the bottom: Photo by Elmer Chickering, 21 West St., Boston. And: Prof. C. W. Oldreive, Champion Water Pedestrian of the World. An entry in the NY Times of July 28, 1889, recounts how, on the previous day, in the rain and high seas, Oldreive started a twenty mile walk in the bay off Boston. But, after leaving the Pemberton at 9:30 p.m., he was no seen again. Fine condition. Fine. Item #17399

Price: $100.00

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