Posts Tagged ‘crew’

A vintage rowing ephemera collection started in the 70’s by a collegiate rower who has continued to row as a master, inspired the concept of The Rowing Store. Many of the images have been used in products. We thought we would share an image a week with as much history as we have about the image. If any of our readers have more information to share or simply want to comment, we welcome your input. With Easter week passing, we thought it appropriate to begin with an Easter image.  The left side is printed with  “German American Novelty Art Series No. 1220 4 Des., Printed in Germany”and was mailed in 1912.


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You can’t show up late for a race you are racing…but you can for major races that are televised and covered on the web! The boat race is tomorrow…if you can’t be in front of your computer or the TV at the actual time of the race..you can record it and watch it later!

on BBC One TV


you can also check out their website…


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Tis the Season! If you are looking for the perfect holiday gift for a hostess this year…consider one of our gorgeous Christmas Ornaments!  Check out our Holiday page on the website! http://store.therowingstore.com/holiday.aspx

3-D Ornament

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Backwards, the movie, filmed in Philadelphia this year will be released in 2012. Produced and written by Williams’ rower,Sarah Megan Thomas. Follow them on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/backwardsthefilm?sk=wall or visit the film website http://backwardsthemovie.com/

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Messin' Around in Boats

Standing on Anderson Bridge in Boston…watching a learn to scull class with proficient rowers gliding by in the background…I was reminded of a new image and quote we are including in a postcard book.  “Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” Kenneth Grahame (The Wind in the Willows)

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As Masters Rowers across the country head to their regional regattas, I am reminded of this wonderful 1939 litho that I have in my collection.  The  image captures a snapshot of a moment that I so frequently see on the water after a race. Good luck to us all and may we row fast, well, and share a handshake and friendship after the race.

Master Speed by Robert Frost

No speed of wind or water rushing by

But you have speed far greater. You can climb

Back up a stream of radiance to the sky,

And back through history up the stream of time.

And you were given this swiftness, not for haste

Nor chiefly that you may go where you will,

But in the rush of everything to waste,

That you may have the power of standing still—

Off any still or moving thing you say.

Two such as you with such a master speed

Cannot be parted nor be swept away

From one another once you are agreed

That life is only life forevermore

Together wing to wing and oar to oar.

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The Rowing Store is offering great discounts this month for the recent graduates in the family both from High School and College!

Get everything from art to function, including jewelry and water bottle coolers!  Give them a gift they will treasure and skip the flowers this year…

For High School Students: Enter HSC10 at checkout to get 10% off of everything!

For your College Graduate: Enter CC10 at checkout for 10% off of everything!

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