American Sportswomen

Did you know that a century ago, many gals were out there, camping, baiting hooks and toting guns? The fairer sex is well represented in this collection. In the early 1900’s, American pioneer days were not that distant a memory. The spirit of Annie Oakley was alive and well.

Their sporting outfits reflected the styles of the day, and to us they may appear somewhat cumbersome. For the most part, they wore big full skirts and white blouses. Their long hair was worn up, often under hats or bonnets. Most seemingly wore corsets.

It held them in, but it didn’t hold them back!

This archive presents some of these game and gung-ho American sports ladies, young and old, who ventured forth back in the day, and looked great doing it.