Drag Bunt

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Our friend and frequent contributor John Maass has sent us this mysterious picture, which he found in the Philadelphia City Archives. At first it would seem to be a baseball game between two teams of young women. “But close examination,” writes Maass, “reveals that there is a team of girls and a team of disguised men. The girls wear skimmer hats; the men large bonnets. From here on, everything is speculation, though the elaborate finery and neat padding of the men’s team suggest a carefully planned social event. It is unlikely that more can be known about this sunlit day of about ninety years ago, but perhaps some reader will recognize the setting. ”

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