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Teamwork: 1910

Teamwork: 1910

Orange, Virginia, circa 1910. "Woodberry Forest Gym Team." Our third look at these lithe and limber athletes. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

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So Handsome!

Back bridge guy is my favorite. If only I could travel back in time.

The whole top row looks kind of discouraged

Some sort of tension between the holders and the holdees, perhaps? While the handstand twins keep determinedly neutral, but the back-bridge guy eggs on both sides (he just looks like trouble).

To the rescue!

"OK, boys, he's stepped off the window ledge onto my shoulders now - but keep your back arched, Trampoline Boy! Until we've got him back safe on the ground he could still jump at any moment!"

Compare and Contrast

Shoulder boy looks, as Geezer pointed out, depressed, or at least pensive. The fellow on the right, holding up the other guy, looks positively jubilant.

No tights for you!

The guy sitting on shoulders looks very depressed. Could it be because he only got half a uniform?

"Holy silica, Wonderboy!"

"The amount of energy we've generated just arranging ourselves like this has been enough to warp all the windows!"

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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