8 March 2014

International Women’s Day 2014: A Homage to the Sportswomen of the Past

At the turn of the last century women in the western world were finding a voice, both collectively and individually as this wonderful picture from a much longer feature in World in Sport shows. As the Victorian era lapsed in to memory and the Edwardian Era commenced many women chose to pursue sports. Some women chose to flaunt convention and compete in sports that, even today, are not thought of as traditional womens’ sports.

Many of the vintage pictures featured on World in Sport are from the Edwardian Era (and just beyond) could surprise you. Yet these few representatives are surely testament to (under represented photograhically) a greater percentage of the women of the past who were unafraid to pursue their sporting ambitions in a still male dominated world.