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Mercedes Gleitze (1900-1981), Swimmer

Sitter in 4 portraits
Swimmer. Born in Brighton, Gleitze set many records for endurance in swimming, as well as being the first British woman to swim the English Channel in 1927, and the first to swim the Straits of Gibraltar in 1928. After her retirement in 1932, she devoted her fortune to temporary accommodation for people in distressed areas.

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Mercedes Gleitze

by J.P. Bamber Studios of Blackpool
vintage print, 1928
NPG P872


Mercedes Gleitze

by Underwood & Underwood
vintage print, 26 June 1928
NPG x136729


Mercedes Gleitze

by Navana Ltd
postcard print, 1930s
NPG x136621


Mercedes Gleitze; Patrick Joseph Carey

by J.P. Bamber Studios of Blackpool
modern print from original negative, 1930
NPG x136692