A brief history of women in sports, part II

A brief history of women in sports, part II

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This entry is part 5 of 32 in the series CheeseCake Pinup Magazine - 1953

Here are some pictures of figure skaters and golfers to contrast the sport fashions and female sports stars between the early 1900s and 1950s.

The article covers women’s baseball with interesting pictures showing women’s baseball teams from World War I and the 1950s (including pictures of Ruth Engle and Doris Sams).

Then it goes into a 2 page spread contrasting the very slow, prude, and prim game of croquet during the Gilded Age (late 1800s) versus the less restrained sports and fashions of the 1950s. Roller Derbies and female wrestling were the rage of the early 1950s, and required much less restrictive, short, outfits.

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Professional WordPress nerd. Lover of all things older than me. I am fascinated by early 1900s labor and feminist history, and have a sporadic addiction to reading nonfiction about those things on Archive.org. I scan old photographs and ephemera when I get really super bored. On Etsy I sell vintage clothing that I got as part of an interesting trade deal a few years ago.

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