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Bonus Points: 1928

        "Girl archers from Camp Greystone, Tuxedo, N.C., demonstrate fancy shooting attired in latest fashion for the bow and arrow sport -- 'shorts' and sox."
August 23, 1928. "A perfect miss with every shot -- Miss Isabel Bonsack of St. Louis, Mo., has a right to feel happy that her fellow members of the Camp Greystone archery team are skillful markswomen. Miss Bonsack volunteered to act as a target during an exhibition of girl archers at the Grove Park Inn, Asheville, North Carolina." Gelatin silver print. View full size.

        "Girl archers from Camp Greystone, Tuxedo, N.C., demonstrate fancy shooting attired in latest fashion for the bow and arrow sport -- 'shorts' and sox."

August 23, 1928. "A perfect miss with every shot -- Miss Isabel Bonsack of St. Louis, Mo., has a right to feel happy that her fellow members of the Camp Greystone archery team are skillful markswomen. Miss Bonsack volunteered to act as a target during an exhibition of girl archers at the Grove Park Inn, Asheville, North Carolina." Gelatin silver print. View full size.

 

Sainte Sebastienne

There's a tradition depicting women as St. Sebastian shot with arrows.

I chose this example in the interest of keeping Shorpy PG-rated. It's Leon Bakst's illustration from the 1904 musical version by D'Annunzio and Debussy. Later, wilder takes on the idea are not difficult to find.

Still there, still girls, still archery

Celebrating 100 years:

https://www.campgreystone.com/100-years/greystone-s-history/timeline

At a mere $2000 per week.

To the point

The girl second from left looks like she normally wears a pair of those spiffy argyle knee socks for all outdoor activities, hence the nut-brown knees and thighs with bone-white calves and shins.

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