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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • PAN AMERICAN TO GUATEMALA, 1938

H. Danofsky: 1921

H. Danofsky: 1921

H. Danofsky, Class of 1921 at Gallaudet University, the Washington, D.C., school for the deaf, in 1921. View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 

And apparently

it was a rather rough sport as all players discovered after their first game: knee pads were requisite for bumping down the 'paint'--oops, I mean between the 'lime lanes.'

H. Danofsky

H. Danofsky was a pioneer in the fledgling LBL - Lawn Basketball League. Unfortunately lawn basketball never caught the imagination of the average American sports fan the way its indoor cousin did. Sadly, little remains of its existence but a few faded photographs and tattered scoresheets collecting dust in some forgotten attics.

[Very good. - Dave]

 
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