To start off a new week, we are taking a step back—all the way back to the early 1900s. For #nationalstudentathleteday, check out these photos from various sports groups in Cambridge. Whether you like #basketball #baseball #track #hockey #swimming or #football, there’s a team for you!
The first 2 images, part of the Gladys G. Boyce collection, show early #womensbasketball teams in Cambridge only about 30 years after the sport was officially created. The first photo is from the 1916 YWCA team and the second is an undated Cambridge High and Latin School Girls’ Basketball Team group photograph.
All of the other athlete photos are from the Rindge Technical School Collection. Originally founded as the Cambridge Manual Training School for Boys by Frederick Hastings Rindge in 1888, the school underwent multiple name changes, including the Rindge Manual Training School, the Rindge Technical School, and the RSTA division of the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. These photos are from when it was the Rindge Technical School. Check out the two building views from Broadway and Cambridge Sts before the building was demolished in 1932.
First up is the 1914 hockey team posing with their twigs. Next is Hughes, a football lineman who received his letter in 1922. Up for bat is the 1915 baseball team during their Class Games series. At this game, juniors won against the seniors 10 to 8. Next on deck is Francis McDonald, a member of the 1922 track team who often ran the longer 440 and 880-yard dash for the intermediate division. And finally Steve Tobin, a 1922 swimmer, is wearing his dryland clothes.
#cambridge #cambma #cambridgema #cambridgemass #cambridgemassachusetts #teamwork #sport #vintagesportswear #bball #trackandfield #athletics #swim #americanfootball
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