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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

THE GIRLS OF SUMMER: WOMENS SOFTBALL TEAM (1934)


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bmarshphd posted: " This vintage photograph features a women's softball team. Judging by their smiles, the ladies were in a happy mood at the time this photograph was taken. The image was produced in the year 1934 which the text on the photo indicates celebrates "a centu"

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THE GIRLS OF SUMMER: WOMENS SOFTBALL TEAM (1934 VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH)

by bmarshphd
softball
This vintage photograph features a women's softball team. Judging by their smiles, the ladies were in a happy mood at the time this photograph was taken. The image was produced in the year 1934 which the text on the photo indicates celebrates "a century of progress". Two of the players are wearing baseball caps but no baseball equipment or team logo is visible in the photograph. At that time in softball history, many leagues required the players not to use gloves.  It is also notable that this team photo includes eleven players rather than the expected baseball nine. Women's softball teams of that era employed ten players on the field with the tenth player occupying the position of short centerfield. Perhaps the eleventh player in the photo is the coach/manager or possibly a substitute. It is also interesting to note that "A Century of Progress" was the slogan for the 1933 World's Fair.The exposition was held along the lakefront of Chicago, Illinois. The fair was operated from June 1-November 1, 1933, and May 26-October 31, 1934. It is a safe assumption that this image was taken at the Chicago Worlds Fair grounds. Softball was one of the few team sports available to women during the 1930's, 1940's,and 1950's. During the 1930's, softball was a very popular sport around the United States. In 1933 the newly established Amateur Softball Association sponsored the first national fast pitch softball tournament for women. The association tied the tournament to the Chicago Worlds Fair. In the initial competition, eight women's teams competed against each other. It is worth mentioning that some sources report that the games were actually sponsored by a duo comprised of a sports writer and a sporting goods salesman. This wonderful memento of softball history measures 3" x 4 3/4" and based on the black paper residue on it's reverse, once found it's home in someone's photo album.
bmarshphd | July 19, 2015 at 12:00 pm | Tags: Baseball, Chicago, Chicago worlds Fair, Softball | Categories: Baseball, Sports | URL: http://wp.me/pnHKU-41t
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bmarshphd posted: " This vintage photograph features a pretty young woman posed as if she is playing her violin. She is beautifully dressed and wears a semi serious expression as she gazes at the photographer. The identity of the subject and the photographer are unknown."

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PORTRAIT OF A PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN AND HER VIOLIN

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violin
This vintage photograph features a pretty young woman posed as if she is playing her violin. She is beautifully dressed and wears a semi serious expression as she gazes at the photographer. The identity of the subject and the photographer are unknown. To view additional photographs of violinists and other musicians, click on the Cabinet Card Gallery category "Musicians". This image measures 4" x 7" and was purchased in Northern Vermont.
bmarshphd | July 18, 2015 at 10:24 am | Tags: violin, Bow, Musician | Categories: Musicians, Women: Non Theatrical | URL: http://wp.me/pnHKU-41p
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bmarshphd posted: " This photograph features a lovely couple out for a stroll on a faux patio at the Hellis & Sons studio in London, England. The couple are beautifully dressed. The man looks quite dapper in his three piece suit and derby hat. He is accessorized by a"

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PORTRAIT OF A LOVELY COUPLE OUT FOR A STROLL IN LONDON, ENGLAND

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hellis 2
This photograph features a lovely couple out for a stroll on a faux patio at the Hellis & Sons studio in London, England. The couple are beautifully dressed. The man looks quite dapper in his three piece suit and derby hat. He is accessorized by a flower in his lapel and a handkerchief in his jacket's breast pocket. The woman is wearing a fancy hat and corsage. She is carrying a parasol to protect herself from the sun. Advertising on the reverse of the photograph (see scan below) indicates that this cabinet card was produced in one of the studio's seven branches and the studio had been in existence for over forty years. Robert Hellis (1835-1895) operated the most studio branches of all photographers in nineteenth century London. Hellis was also known for his skillful work hosting magic seances for evening parties in London. Advertising on the reverse of the cabinet card indicates that Hellis was the official photographer for the Akbaloddowla, ex King of Oude. One researcher on the internet wrote about the king and his kingdom. He notes that Oude was a small kingdom located about three miles from Calcutta. The King had two wives and another 159 women for recreation and procreation. It is reported that in 1874 the King had 56 children. My preliminary research confirms the existence of the state of Oude. Research also confirms that there was an individual named Akbaloddowla who credited himself as being an ex king but I can not confirm the veracity of that claim.
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bmarshphd | July 16, 2015 at 12:00 pm | Tags: Akbaloddowla, Hellis, London, Oude | Categories: Couples, Great Britain | URL: http://wp.me/pnHKU-41f
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bmarshphd posted: " This CDV features a portrait of what is most likely two sisters. The older girl appears to be a teenage sister rather than the baby sister's mother. The two sibling are both pretty in their white dresses.The teenager's dark hair falls down to the midd"

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PORTRAIT OF A BIG SISTER AND HER LITTLE SISTER IN ATHENS, GREECE (CDV)

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This CDV features a portrait of what is most likely two sisters. The older girl appears to be a teenage sister rather than the baby sister's mother. The two sibling are both pretty in their white dresses.The teenager's dark hair falls down to the middle of her back.The older sister is holding her siblings hand. The younger sister is wearing a cross on a necklace. The photograph was produced by the Boehringer studio in Athens, Greece. Karl Boehringer was the proprietor of the studio and some of his photographs of the ruins of ancient Athens can be found in the Getty Pictures collection.
bmarshphd | July 15, 2015 at 5:51 pm | Tags: Athens, Boehringer, Greece | Categories: Children, Greece | URL: http://wp.me/pnHKU-418
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