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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • AUSTRALIA TRAVEL, c. 1930

Mallets in Wonderland: 1928

Mallets in Wonderland: 1928

Takoma Park, Maryland, circa 1928. "Washington Sanitarium -- croquet." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Maybe not wonderland

Washington Sanatarium was a long-term care facility in the 1920s, so the croquet players may not think it's wonderland. But it is a clever title.

The sanitarium became the Washington Adventist Hospital. It was founded by the Seventh Day Adventists, who were headquartered in Takoma Park until 1989.

All the Excitement of, err, uhm...

I remember having to play croquet in eighth grade P.E.
This still frame picture captures all the action and excitement of the game perfectly.

A Compound Point

For the Shorpy railfans, I point out these Mallets appear to be non-articulated.

Sports injuries

So, does the chap over toward the right have a particularly bad case of croquet elbow, or has the nurse been using her mallet to enforce the rules?

 
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