Young Ronald Reagan as a lifeguard 1920s

I find this photo of Ronald Reagan bizarre in so many ways! As a child I always found it strange that he went from being a matinee idol to being President of the United States, and now I find a photo of him in a swimsuit as a lifeguard. Real life can truly be stranger than fiction…This photo was taken in Lowell Park, Illinois, 1927.

Source and copyright: This file is in the public domain, because All the photographs from the Reagan Library Archives are in the public domain and may be credited “Courtesy Ronald Reagan Library.”