I've been working on a book that tells the story of the Annapolis Yacht Club. It is well along in the process, and we are looking over old photos and materials to include in this book.
I was given a box of history material to review and inside were three copies of Yachting magazine from 1936, 1949, and 1950. Wow, what a walk down Memory Lane...well, not my memory, mind you, I'm way too young! Looking at a boating magazine from the years before World War II is full of excitement and enthusiasm, as do those issues after the war, when the world was rebuilding and life improved for those who survived that ordeal.
Each issue had a crinkly old piece of paper as a placeholder for some mention of Annapolis, AYC, or one of its members engaged in a race or cruise. In June, 1936 the issue cost 35 cents.
I looked over the issues to see what boating was like back then. Here are some images from the 1936 and 1949 issues.
The back cover of the 1936 issue is a tribute to marketing. Did you know smoking Camel cigarettes is really good for you!?!
In the years following World War II, boating got back to a new normal, with new technology and designs that came as a result of the war effort. The following pages are from the January 1949 issue.
Hope you enjoyed the walk down Memory Lane. Have a great week.