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Ball in Play: 1923

Ball in Play: 1923

1923. "Pushball, Maryland State." View full size. National Photo Company.


Pushball History

Dear pushball lovers,

For 4 years of research on internet I have collected all sorts of pushball: like Moto Polo, Thai Elephant Soccer and of course Pushball on Horseback.

My goal is to create a forum for pushball on horseback riders/trainers. So that we can learn from each experiences with pushball on horseback.

Enjoy watching my weblog

Did This

As a kid at summer camp in the Adirondacks, early '60s. We also used the ball as a trampoline until I fell off and broke my arm.


I'd rather play that than dodgeball.


Seems never to have quite caught on:

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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