Me Tarzan … play uke!

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: 

18 year old Johnny Weissmuller with ukelele

 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. 

Go ape!

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