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15 Feb, 2009

Drexel Institute’s girls rifle team of 1925

Posted by: Dave In: History |Photography

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Well-dressed and well-armed, these ladies were members of Drexel Institute’s girls rifle club (taken in Washington, DC).

The young lady on the right wearing the leopard coat looks dangerous (and probably a good shot).

According to some additional background on the team, the “Girls’ rifle team of Drexel Institute defeated a picked sharpshooter squad of Philadelphia police in a match.” Hammond, Indiana, Times, 25 February 1926.

(Original photo from Shorpy)

Amazing photo.

– Dave

2 Responses to "Drexel Institute’s girls rifle team of 1925"

1 | epiphenita

February 15th, 2009 at 10:57 pm

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Nothing I like better than serious women in pumps carrying rifles.

2 | Jim Thompson

February 16th, 2009 at 6:51 pm

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I am so turned on right now. I SO want my wife to be a member of Drexel Institute’s girls rifle team of 1925.

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  • Dave: Not sure, Bryan, but I'd love to know where Craig lives.
  • Bryan Hanks: What city were those in?
  • Kevin David Anderson: check out our other wreaths at: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150452725264516.391111.360128594515&type=3
  • epiphenita: Like Tom Waits without the music.
  • epiphenita: Reminds me of my good friend's artwork: http://victoriacarlson.blogspot.com/2009/06/untitled.html
  • Dave: I think someone should make some dance music from those "WHOAHs."
  • epiphenita: Oh, Dave. That was tonic to my soul. Perfect. I vote for an exorcism.
  • Dave: Hmm, looks sober to me.
  • Scott: I'm thinking that the guy with the hat might have had a drink or two before this picture was taken. Just a hunch...
  • Scott: There's a roleplaying scenario just waiting to be written based on these pictures. :-)

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