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Archival Archery

It’s August – the last month for larky summer sporting events. Here are some well appointed sportswomen participating in a national archery tournament in the summer of 1915.

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Archival Athletes

From the Musee McCord Museum Archives, here are some terrific photographs of individual and team sports from the turn of the (past) century.  I love reprinting images of historical athletes as evidence of a time when athletic prowess was conflated with a snappy, well tailored presentation for the camera.  Here, in the McCord image set, …

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Archival Snow Sports

  Long before Warren Miller, Dwight Watson, amateur photographer and mountaineer, documented snow sport culture in the pacific northwest.  I’ve been browsing Watson’s 1940s era images on the UW Digital Collections site.  As a non-skier, I’m drawn to Watson’s more casual scenes showing sportsmen and women at rest – at the lodge, in ensemble poses.  …

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Vintage Sportswomen

Suede jacket (“a dozen uses in its warmth and lightness”) Safari in sneakers At the Duchess County show Golf and Yachting Watching the trotters Upland shooting attire Carrots to her horse Archival Pageant Campwear (“following a code and creed of dress”) Sweater, shorts and loafers Holland and Holland Here is Marion Taylor’s report on some …

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