To learn that my Aunt Aileen was quite the athlete in her youth has been a great discovery and I wish I knew more. Here she is learning to swim.
The back of the photographs say “Burton, Vashon Island 1924, Aileen learning to swim.”
If you are familiar with water in the Puget Sound area, it is cold even in the summer.
Vashon is an island in Puget Sound that is over near West Seattle. There is a ferry boat that runs from Fauntleroy to Vashon and Southworth. http://www.vashonisland.net/
This is not the only time Aileen enjoys the water. Here she is with her father and a friend.
Aileen is posing for this picture and I really like the tie, shirt and pants.
In this photograph she gets adventurous and takes a dip. Again the water is cold.
At least I know a little about where Aileen was learning to swim, but the other photos have no information written on the back to clarify. There is also another problem, Aileen and her sister Marjorie, my mother, looked a lot a like at times and so it might be possible the last two pictures were Marjorie?