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16 Vintage Photos Of Women Playing Sports Even Though They Weren't Supposed To Wear Pants

Updated July 17, 2019 8.5k views16 items
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Women have been competing in sports for hundreds of years, though achieving equality in the athletic world is arguably an ongoing struggle. Just consider these vintage photos of women participating in pastimes ranging from baseball and tennis to golf and boxing, often hampered by skirts or dresses to maintain "ladylike" appearances. These photos reveal women from the early 1900s sliding, swinging, and winning, regardless of the restrictive clothing they wore.