A young Johnny Weissmuller, a future Olympic swimming champion (5 gold medals) and movie Tarzan, appeared with ukulele in the New York Tribune of 30 July 1922:
The caption reads, in part:
The Fastest Swimmer the World has ever Known…. Johnny Weissmuller, the eighteen-year-old swimming marvel of the Illinois A.C. of Chicago, holds twenty one world’s records at distances between 50 to 500 yards…. on Saturday [he] easily scored a victory in the National A.A.U. 440-yard free-style championship, winning by fifty yards in 5:16 1-10. At left, Johnny tickles the ukelele just to prove he has other accomplishments.