The history lesson reminded me of this photo of my my Grandmother Faye - in the basketball field with relatively short skirts - but skirts, nonetheless. Dana, a talented soccer player, will probably find this photo interesting.
In 1908, Grandma played on her high school's first basketball team. Notice I did not say "first women's" basketball team - the boys didn't have a team until 1914. By the time I knew my Grandmother she was close to 70 years old and not particularly athletic so this story was always a source of pride about her. She always said her high school's was one of the first women's basketball teams in the state of Indiana. I'm not sure, but she may be the figure closest to the camera in the photo above.
This next photo was scanned from an undated newspaper clipping. Grandma is on the far right with her head resting on her hand. Behind her and one over is her sister, May, who died of complications during pregnancy in 1916. The young girl with big hair bows at the center is Grandpa's sister, Carol, whom I remember and can easily recognize. Carol's bows make it obvious she's the one holding the ball in the photo of the nine young women on the field.