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On Your Marks: 1922

On Your Marks: 1922

July 29, 1922. Newark, New Jersey. "Girl athletes to sail on Aquitania. Stine, Sabie, Gilliland, Batson, Snow." Contestants bound for Paris, France, and the first international track meet for women. Bain News Service. View full size.

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First and Last

Elizabeth Stine, Camille Sabie, Maybelle Gilliland, Floreida Batson and Janet Snow.

The Big Screen awaits.

What a great movie this story would make. Like "A League of Their Own," but for track.

Racy Outfits

I wonder what these girls would think of the outfits NOT worn by modern female track competitors.

Women in Track & Field

Thank you for the history lesson. We are USA Track & Field certified officials, and regularly work NCAA meets in central Pennsylvania. We probably take the participation of the women athletes too much for granted, failing to remember how recently they were integrated into the sport. And what great young women they are!

Fast Girls

Further reading on:
1. The event.
2. The team.

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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