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Title Lifeguard Captain Tom Sheffield
Date 1952/03/22
Description Tom Sheffield celebrates his birthday by cutting his cake. Author Buddy Bohn writes "Captain Sheffield coached many champion swimmers, managed plunges and managed the Santa Monica & Ocean Park Volunteer Lifesaving Corps. He is credited with the invention of the Life Saving Cylinder, which is now commonly called a Rescue Can and is the primary piece of rescue equipment lifeguards carry with them on the beach."
Collection Bill Beebe Collection
Photographer Gaze, Emerson
Catalog Number 3.2.3404
Object Name Negative, Film
People Sheffield, Tom
Search Terms Birthday
Birthday party
Cake
Captain
Celebration
Home
House
Kitchen
Lifeguard
Year Range from 1952
Year Range to 1952