Rabbit Hole: Sporting Ladies

11/07/2011 § Leave a comment

I have never been hunting.

Image taken 1915, via State Library and Archive of Florida.

Nor have I ever shot a gun.  Or held a gun, for that matter.  But for some reason I found myself drawn to these images of sporting ladies this weekend.  I have to say my curiosity is piqued.  Piqued enough to make it down to a shooting range?  Well, we will just have to see about that…

Image taken 1885, via State Library and Archive of Florida.

Image taken 1920, via Montana State University Libraries.

Image via Forks Timber Museum.

Otter hunting, taken 1901. Image via National Library of Ireland.

A young First Lady Lou Henry Hoover, in 1891.
Image via US National Archives.

Image taken 1910, via the Library of Congress.

Harriet Hammond, President of Nemours Gun Club, the first women’s shooting club in America.  Image taken between 1910-1915, via Library of Congress.

Nemours Gun Club.
Image
taken between 1910-1915, via Library of Congress.

Nemours Gun Club.
Image taken between 1910-1915, via Library of Congress.

Image taken 1941 by Bernard Hoffman.

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