A Chinese basketball team anno 1919

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Notice how modern the photo looks beyond the sepia; the haircuts, the clothes – those socks! – and the overall confident looks, so far from the usual nervousness around the camera back then. I guess what I’m trying to say is: They’re boys!

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2 Responses

  1. josh says:

    Is this true? What is that tiny dog looking thing on the basketball?

  2. Br♂th♀r S❦rr❦ws says:

    i am in surprise and up from seeing this. BASKETBALL from 1919 Chinese ??? Who What When Where Why and HOW DID THEY DO THIS ??? I do not believe it. Even Americans do not have hair comb slickyback in or at 1919.
    A Chinese basketball team from the YMCA in San Francisco, 1919. ???
    http://www.npr.org/sections/npr-history-dept/2015/06/04/411191422/chinese-basketballers-of-yesteryear

    I am not aware of basketball history. I stay quiet.

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