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Drag Bunt

September 2023
1min read

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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