I had hoped to share a sporting image here on the blog while the Summer Olympics were going on in Tokyo, but the two weeks went by so fast that I didn't manage it. Since today is the day after the Olympics, it seems appropriate to share a stereoview titled After the Regatta. Published by... Continue Reading →
On this final day of Women's History Month, I thought it might be fun to turn to the realm of sport. This photograph came to me from Wales. It has nothing written or printed on it. Update, April 4: This morning I came across another copy of this image on a blog post titled Pulling... Continue Reading →
This carte-de-visite has me stumped. I assumed the girl in the image would be easy to identify, but so far that hasn't been the case. At first I thought she was holding an oar, but a rower I contacted told me it was a paddle. Well, that's a start! Actually, I think the most interesting... Continue Reading →
An oar appears for the second time on this blog in this group tableau from New Bedford, Massachusetts. The cabinet card was made at John O'Neil's studio in the Hastings' Building. The girls are all wearing the same classical costume, with one resting her hand on the oar, suggesting it was a symbolic part of... Continue Reading →
I wish I could share some information about this group of young people holding oars and wearing paper hats. They seem to be very close in age. Coincidentally, their hats look similar to the cloth one worn by Walter Kleckner in his 1898 portrait at the end of the post 'Kangarooing' at Camp Chickamauga.