Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Black and White Vintage Pictures of American Women Students Playing Field Hockey in the 1960s

The origins of field hockey can be traced to ancient Egypt, Persia, and Greece; but the game as we know it, was developed in the British Isles in the late 19th century. In 1901, field hockey was brought to the United States by an English woman, Constance M.K. Applebee. She spread the game to Vassar, Wellesley, Holyoke, Radcliffe, and Bryn Mawr Colleges. Her influence helped field hockey grow in schools, colleges, and clubs.

This sport for American women students from beginning of the 1920s and has been developing till now in schools, colleges, and universities. Here below are some rare B&W pictures of American women students playing field hockey in the 1960s.

(Photos from Lynchburg College Archives)

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