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Forty Sports Champions of 1913: A Photo Montage from the Harrisburg Patriot

Posted on 03/18/2013

This newspaper page from a century ago features a complex layout of amateur and professional sports heroes, established and up-and-coming, two- and four-legged. Found among the 40 photographs are baseball legends Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson and Christie Mathewson as well as young golfer Francis Ouimet, the surprise winner of the 1913 U.S. Open. Women pictured include tennis players Marie Wagner and Mary Browne, golfer Gladys Ravenscroft, and Mrs. W.H. Dewar, U.S. National Fencing Champion, Women’s Foil. Other sports represented are boxing, billiards, harness racing, polo, long-distance running, and many more.

Harrisburg Patriot, 30 December 1913

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