A brief history of women in sports, part II

A brief history of women in sports, part II

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, this article about the history of women in sports (that was written in the early 1950s) goes into two pages that photographically contrast and illustrate 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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