Vintage photos of women in sport.
"At the turn of the last century women in the western world were finding a voice, both collectively and individually. As the Victorian era lapsed in to memory and the Edwardian Era commenced many women chose to pursue sports." [more inside]
was an early form of football (YT)
that originated in 16th century Italy (YT)
. The modern version (Foto Gallery)
allows tactics such as head-butting, punching
, elbowing, and choking
, but forbids sucker-punching and kicks to the head.