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Photos from the Olympics 104 Years Ago

By fotosiamo on August 1st 2012

 London 1908 Olympics

Queenie Newall of the United Kingdom, gold medalist in women’s archery.
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We have seen how sports like baseball have evolved in the last century, but have you ever wondered how the Olympics were 100 years ago? NPR’s The Picture Show recently posted the photos from the 1908 London Olympics, which featured events such as pistol-dueling, tug of war, and red rover. It was also only the third Games where women were allowed to compete.

It’s a great picture article complete with captions of the atheletes in the photos. Be sure to read the NPR article to learn more about the 1908 London Olympics and see more photos. Thanks to FStoppers for the heads up!

London 1908 Olympics

Eric Hussey of Great Britain training for hurdles.
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London 1908 Olympics

A Danish gymnast performing on a gymnastic pommel horse at the 1908 London Olympics.
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London 1908 Olympics

A Danish competitor at the high jump.
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London 1908 Olympics

British cyclist Ben Jones, winner of the 5000 meter bike race.
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London 1908 Olympics

The master of ceremonies using a megaphone.
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Joe is a rising fashion and commercial photographer based in Los Angeles, CA. He blends creativity and edge with a strong style of lighting and emotion in his photographs. Be sure to check out his work at www.fotosiamo.com and connect with him on Google Plus and on Facebook

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  1. Ed Rhodes

    i love old photos series like these

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