Blues, Bloomers, and Bobbies

Named after their uniforms, but having no home field on which to play, the Reds and the Blues traveled between Philadelphia and New York City, playing baseball before curious crowds who had turned out to witness the droll spectacle of women at the national pastime. The year was 1883 and the two teams represented the tail end of a popular but short-lived trend in spectator sport: unskilled women...
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A Champion for All Seasons

Wearing a high-necked dress with puffed sleeves and narrow waist, Lizzie Stride (1877-1919) looks like the perfect Gibson girl, the idealized American young woman of the 1890s created by popular illustra­tor Charles Dana Gibson (1867-1944) and copied at the turn of the century by scores of commercial artists. Like the Gibson girl Рimages of whom eventually appeared on early automobile...
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