Browsing by Subject "swimming"
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For me, the most important photograph of Women's Olympic Participation: the 1912 British 4 x100 freestyle relay team. (Presentation)The presentation explores a well-known but often taken for granted photograph showing swimmers of 1912 wearing revealing swimsuits. It argues that competitive principles rather than modesty defined the appearance and ...
The Most Important Photograph in the History of Women's Olympic Participation: Jennie Fletcher and the British 4×100 Freestyle relay team at the Stockholm 1912 Games (Article)When Charlotte Cooper, a tennis player, won Britain's first women's gold medal at the Olympic Games in Paris in 1900, she was part of a middle-class amateur tradition. Jennie Fletcher (1890–1968) was a very different ...
(Book chapter)The chapter looks at three kinds of sport (swimming, hockey and equestrian pursuits) with a view to exploring how class, region and heritage could shape female access to a range of activities.