January 24th 1915 Oakland Tribune Sun, courtesy of International Swimming Hall of Fame, Florida.

Bruce Wigo of the International Swimming Hall of Fame lays out an overview of historical cartoons that showcased some of the greatest swimmers in the world including Duke Kahanamoku, the first swimmer inducted in the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

Other illustrations and cartoons over the first half of the 20th century are shown here.

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