All one needs is a speed boat

Not everyone was badly hurt by the Great Depression. For example, the people in this July 18 1931 photograph from the Toronto Daily Star look like they’re having fun:


I assume that this photograph is staged, especially considering the lopsided woman-to-man ratio (either 9 to 1 or 8 to 2 – I’m not sure about the blond person with short hair near the back). And that speed boat is way too crowded and no one is wearing a life jacket!

My first thought when I saw this picture was of the song Seven Little Girls.

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