Swim Fins - Benjamin Franklin was an avid swimmer from a very young age. Throughout his life he consistently promoted its healthful benefits. At the ripe old age of 11 he invented a pair of swim fins. However, unlike today's foot flippers, these were attached to one's hands. His advocacy for swimming was recognized by his induction into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1968.
These are were featured players in the 1920′s at Universal Pictures back in the silent movie days. Under the parasol is Barbara Kent, standing beside her is Barbara Worth, and reclining at their feet is Ethlyne Clair.