richardson 2This post cabinet card era photograph (10″ x 8″) features seven members of a girls basketball team and their coach posing in front of their school building. This team, judging by their three trophies, won the 1923 league championship. Note the girl’s modest uniforms and their high top sneakers. Each girl has a hand on the shoulder of the girl next to her and each girl flashes a smile at the photographer. It must have been a fun season. The reverse of the photograph has an inscription which states “Ye Old Team” and “Best Ever”.  This is a fantastic team photograph because it captures the players excitement and happiness. The photographer’s name and the location of the girl’s school is unknown.




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  1. These are lovely young women. They all sport a “bob” so you can imagine what lovely thick hair they had. It’s wonderful to look at a shot like this, imagining that they were spontaneously posing, and that people from almost 100 years later would be looking at them and wondering. Gee, I wish sports-ladies from cheer-leaders to athletes would dress more modestly. – Not exactly like this, but do we have to see such brazen exposure of flesh? Women have not “come a long way, baby”!

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