Chicago girls at Sokol Sports, Prague, Austria (LOC)

Chicago girls at Sokol Sports, Prague, Austria (LOC)
Image by The Library of Congress
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Chicago girls at Sokol Sports, Prague, Austria


1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the caption card.
Photo shows young women demonstrating their tennis technique, probably during the 6th Sokol Slet (gymnastic festival) held in 1912 in Prague (then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, now located in the Czech Republic). (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2008)
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

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Call Number: LC-B2- 2521-12

5 thoughts on “Chicago girls at Sokol Sports, Prague, Austria (LOC)

  1. Prague is not in Austria!!!!
    it is CZECH – please update your title.

    Perhaps the Czech republic was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire at the time, but Austria is something else altogether.

  2. Thanks! Prague was indeed part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire at the time that the photo was taken. We’ll change the information in the source data and reload the description.

  3. Ah, the fury of Austrians mistaken for someone else! 😛 At least you didn’t call it Germany! It happens in most countries (like calling Scotland England).

    Love the ballet performance with tennis raquets!

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