I know I’m a bit late with the Olympics being over, but this is my small attempt the keep the memory alive.
I love this! I recently saw this on another blog I read.
It’s amazing to see how much things have changed over the past 100+ years! It still shocks me when I hear a child’s birthday has 20## instead of 199#!
Anyhow check out some of these images
I love this, the long dresses, the hats, so much awesomeness in one picture. I wish I could see what they were aiming it.
Tug-a-war! I don’t know if that is the official title of this event – but this is great! Do you remember playing tug-a-war! It’s no joke.
I could see this lady as a little girl walking over her toys in this manner in order to practice!
I’m fascinated that people can do this in leotards, but the fact she is wearing a dress, panty hose, and I believe a HAT! make this incredible.
I love seeing how times have changed. I bet there wasn’t any Gatorade at this event? There also seems to be little to no advertising. I think I’d love to see our gymnasts compete in full day to day wear!
I read somewhere that it was once a “show up to compete” type of event. Could you imagine if they did that today?