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These advertisements come from the 1890's and feature men and women playing golf, cricket , tennis, croquet, and also bicycling.
The 1890's were a time when women were just beginning to be involved in sports and still remain respectable. Bicycling was becoming extremely fashionable and served to provide new-found freedom for women in particular. These ads have a lot of detail, and are provided here in a large-scale repeat format with a hand-coloured look.