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Vintage Photos, 1925 - 'Girls' with Guns (College Women's Rifle Teams)
Shorpy ^ | 1925 | Shorpy

Posted on 06/30/2013 4:03:25 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

1925: Co-ed girls with rifles 1925. "Girls' rifle team, University of Maryland." National Photo.

1925 - "Girls" Rifle Team at Drexel Institute

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Girls' rifle team of Drexel Institute." National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

(NOTE: Photos above are beleived to have been taken at George Washington University's Corcoran Hall rifle range in March 1925, the location of the competition)

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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Chit/Chat; Education; History
KEYWORDS: 1920s; 1925; banglist; college; drexelinstitute; girlswithguns; guncontrol; gunsandammo; marksmen; rifleteams; secondamendment; universityofmaryland
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(More news about the U of M co-eds the month before ...)

U. of M. Coeds Defeat Men in Rifle Match

Co-eds of the University of Maryland Proved themselves better marksmen than the male students at the institution in a rifle match Tuesday at College Park, according to a "post-mortem" examination of the score today.

The score showed the men had made a desperate effort to avoid defeat, registering 497 marks out of a possible 500. But the female of the species proved "more deadly than the male" with the rifle - at least the girls came off with a score of 499.

The campus yesterday was a dismal place so far as men were concerned. Vainly they tried to show resignation, or smile or treat the whole affair as an accident. It was hard to realize and acknowledge that girls had beaten them.

However, the vanquished team had forgotten that its triumphant adversaries had a reputation for marksmanship to preserve in the contest Tuesday. The reputation was won when the girls gained third place in the nation-wide intercollegiate competition last year, although it was only their second year of shooting at targets.

The five girls who made the best scores were Miss Thelma Winkjer, of Washington, captain of the team, who scored 100; Miss Helen Beyerle, of Baltimore, a former pupil at Western High school, 100; Miss Rebecca Willis, of Washington, 100; Miss Julie Louise Behring, of Washington, 100; and Miss Mary Harbaugh, of Washington, 99.

Washington Post, Feb 12, 1925

1 posted on 06/30/2013 4:03:25 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER

I want no part of that gal in Leopard skin of the right!


2 posted on 06/30/2013 4:06:10 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: DogByte6RER

More girls with guns on http://www.shorpy.com


3 posted on 06/30/2013 4:07:17 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: johniegrad
I want no part of that gal in Leopard skin of the right!

But would you change your mind if she shot the leopard and made the coat herself?

4 posted on 06/30/2013 4:08:13 PM PDT by John123 (US$ - I owe you nothing. Euro - Who owes you nothing.)
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To: DogByte6RER

No way MD would have that today. Not in my day there, either.


5 posted on 06/30/2013 4:11:41 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: DogByte6RER

they look like men,,,,


6 posted on 06/30/2013 4:13:13 PM PDT by Craftmore
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To: DogByte6RER

“I would like to see every woman know how to handle [firearms] as naturally as they know how to handle babies.” - Annie Oakley


7 posted on 06/30/2013 4:17:07 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: DogByte6RER

As a former member of the University of Akron rifle team, I can assure you these still exist! It’s an NCAA sport just like football, only much safer! Plus it’s truly coed. My scores were ranked right along with the males. A team consists of four people and can be all men, all women, or any combination of the two genders!


8 posted on 06/30/2013 4:17:42 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: johniegrad
Don't say it.....
9 posted on 06/30/2013 4:18:52 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: johniegrad

I want no part of that gal in Leopard skin of the right!


Me, either. I bet she killed that Leopard, skinned it and made it into the coat all by herself.


10 posted on 06/30/2013 4:23:41 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: laplata

The second one from the left could be her sister.


11 posted on 06/30/2013 4:31:22 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: laplata

Me, either. I bet she killed that Leopard, skinned it and made it into the coat all by herself.

With her teeth.


12 posted on 06/30/2013 4:32:25 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: Mercat

LOL! I wonder if she ever married.


13 posted on 06/30/2013 4:36:59 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: johniegrad

They look like they belong to a “Man Hater” club.


14 posted on 06/30/2013 4:39:00 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: Mercat
This marks woman wasn't exactly beautiful either. Especially to 309 dead Nazis.


15 posted on 06/30/2013 4:39:24 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: katana

She killed only the National Socialist Party members?


16 posted on 06/30/2013 4:42:31 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: johniegrad

That’s the other ringer.


17 posted on 06/30/2013 4:42:42 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: johniegrad

“I want no part of that gal in Leopard skin of the right!”

That’s Jon Stewarts grandmother. See the resemblance?


18 posted on 06/30/2013 4:44:52 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

This is my idea of women with guns:

http://www.journal14.com/2012/11/17/rule-5-blogging-heading-into-combat/


19 posted on 06/30/2013 4:50:21 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: johniegrad

I was thinking they needed a ringer for the team and some guy drew the short straw. Perhaps that explains the rather uncomfortable expression.


20 posted on 06/30/2013 4:54:34 PM PDT by freeandfreezing
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To: DogByte6RER

Tommy Shaw: great ‘80s hit, “Girls with Guns”

I’ll tell you now
And I won’t tell you twice
Where, when, and how
I got some bad advice

I never thought I could handle
A girl with guns
And let me tell ya
You can bet that I’m not the only one (oh no...)

Stand tall, don’t think small
Don’t get your back against the wall
Shoot straight, I can’t wait
Aim for the heart and fire away (No! )

I’ve come around
I understand today
She’s the target now
I’m gonna have my way

Everybody says,
“Don’t go messing with a girl with guns”
They don’t need you
They couldn’t love you
They couldn’t be any fun (Noooo)
Stand tall, don’t think small
Don’t get your back against the wall
Shoot straight, don’t wait
To Fire away...

An innocent bystander
Who forgets to look both ways
Who never tries to understand her
Won’t feel the heat ‘til it’s too late (So I tell you)

Stand tall, don’t think small
Don’t get your back against the wall
Shoot straight, don’t wait
To fire away (no, no, no)

Stand tall, don’t think small
Don’t get your back against the wall (aaahhh...)
Shoot straight, I can’t wait
Aim for the heart and fire away (uhhhhh...)

Stand tall, don’t think small
Don’t get your back against the wall (I’ll tell ya’)
Shoot straight, Don’t wait
To fire... away...

(All right! )

(Give it to me! )

(Come on! )

(Aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh... ! )

(Eeeeeeeeheeeeeeeeeeee...)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgHW5QSLE3E


21 posted on 06/30/2013 5:01:07 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Revolting cat!
Not much opportunity to check party cards. But there was probably a swastika somewhere on the uniform of each and every one. Sort of like the little red stars on the uniforms of the 93 fellows Carlos Hathcock took out.


22 posted on 06/30/2013 5:01:41 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: DogByte6RER

I learned at a young age when a woman makes a challenge, just buy her dinner and let her win. They can be very calm and make awesome shots.


23 posted on 06/30/2013 5:07:43 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: BenLurkin

EXACTLY what I was thinking!


24 posted on 06/30/2013 5:11:26 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

When did the District of Criminals change the laws to be more anti-gun?


25 posted on 06/30/2013 5:16:34 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: johniegrad

“I want no part of that gal in Leopard skin of the right!”

I was thinking the same thing. With that look on her face I don’t think I would give her a gun.


26 posted on 06/30/2013 5:21:01 PM PDT by suthener
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I used to enjoy Gordon Liddy’s “Stacked & Packed “ calendar.


27 posted on 06/30/2013 5:30:05 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: DogByte6RER

“LOCAL NOTES
The Ladies’ Rifle Club will hold
its regular meeting at the Range
from 7:30 to 9 o’clock Friday evening.
New members will be welcome.”
Sept 29 1928 ‘Ticonderoga Sentinel’


28 posted on 06/30/2013 5:32:25 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.))
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To: BenLurkin

Heh!


29 posted on 06/30/2013 5:43:38 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: katana

I wonder if she really killed that many. Stalin war propaganda was notorious for its lies. Not that US or British propaganda was any better.


30 posted on 06/30/2013 5:45:36 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: katana

German NOT = ‘NAZI’!


31 posted on 06/30/2013 6:23:32 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Sawdring
Maybe or even probably propaganda? Sure. But myths and propaganda are seldom made up out of whole cloth. And Annie Oakley made a very successful show business career off the mistaken assumption that women can't be excellent shots. Besides smaller stature, steadier hands and breathing with less "yip!" might just be a secondary gender characteristic.

This could be urban legend, but I recall hearing that anti-terror squads who would be bursting into a room full of mixed gender targets were told to shoot the women first. They would react faster and would not hesitate to shoot back. If any military knows the value of arming its women it would be the IDF. And those are serious folks.

32 posted on 06/30/2013 6:31:52 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

In the 70’s I shot in the basement range of Montgomery Blair High School in MD.


33 posted on 06/30/2013 6:33:23 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: DogByte6RER
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‘Overwhelming’: Female Skeet Shooter Talks About Making History With Fifth Consecutive Olympic Medal

Jul. 30, 2012

In 2000 she got bronze. Silver was 2008. In 1996, 2004 and now 2012 she hit gold. But that’s not all, with this latest medal, the 33-year-old Olympic skeet shooter from California has become the first American to win individual medals in five straight Olympics.

Kimberly Rhode won the women’s skeet shooting Sunday, tying a world record and setting the Olympic mark with 99 points – meaning she missed once in 100 shots. She was eight targets better than silver medalist Wei Ning of China and nine better than Slovakia’s Danka Bartekova, who topped Russia’s Marina Belikova in a shootout for the bronze.

34 posted on 06/30/2013 6:34:49 PM PDT by randita
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To: Revolting cat!
Well EXCUSE me. She killed Germans, Nazis and otherwise. With maybe a few Hungarian, Finn, and Dutch auxiliaries thrown in.

Typische anal remanent Deutsch.

35 posted on 06/30/2013 6:43:36 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Yeah but I graduated UM in ‘93.


36 posted on 06/30/2013 6:48:25 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: katana

Your heroine, not mine! “Accomplishments” probably falsified as was the custom among your Soviet heroes, fighting not Germans, no siree, but some mythical ‘Nazis’ of undetermined nationality.


37 posted on 06/30/2013 6:50:49 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!
They invaded somebody else's land and murdered millions in cold blood. No sympathy here. And yes, the Russian people during that episode in history demonstrated countless examples of heroism. I would call her and her fellow troops heroes. That does not imply their psychopath Georgian commander was any better than Hitler nor the system he ran any better than Nazism.

Just as a quiet reminder, the point of this entire posting is "ladies with guns". Care to comment on that? All I did was give one famous example. The horse you've been riding is well and truly dead. It may be time to stop beating it.

38 posted on 06/30/2013 7:11:23 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: katana

You pick your heroes, I’ll pick mine. Certainly, no Soviet murderers will be my heroes, “ladies” or otherwise.


39 posted on 06/30/2013 7:14:42 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

If you’re going to describe military snipers as “murderers” I know a couple US Marines to whom I’d love to see you state that opinion. In person.


40 posted on 06/30/2013 7:18:53 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: katana

Clever, changing the subject. And yes, the Soviets, as you say “They invaded somebody else’s land and murdered millions in cold blood”. So how many Polish, Czech or Hungarian partisans fighting for independence of their countries did your Soviet heroine kill? 100 million murdered by the Communists, and you talk about acts of heroism by these Communists!


41 posted on 06/30/2013 7:23:14 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: johniegrad

I hear you man. Babe looks like she killed and skinned the big cat herself to get it. Rough looking bunch of dames.Even without the hardware two or three beers in ‘em and these gals look like they could take on an army.


42 posted on 06/30/2013 7:28:29 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: katana

Just in the interest of keeping the historical record straight Madame, ‘’Uncle Joe’’(Stalin) was quite content to stroll down the garden path with Old Adolph, invading eastern Poland on 9/17/39, snapping up the Baltic states and invading Finland. That is of course until Hitler, being the gangster he was, decided he didn’t need a partner in crime anymore. Nazis and Communists. Two scorpions in a bottle.


43 posted on 06/30/2013 7:38:13 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Revolting cat!
The subject got changed by you quite some time ago and I have tried to bring you back on point. Women ... guns ... shooting clubs ... modern sensibilities about the same ... remember?

But as long as that horse seems to need a few more lashes let me try to be clear. I've got no sympathy for what the Soviets did to their own people much less the captive peoples. I have traveled in all the countries you mentioned and well understand what people there, from hard experience, think of the Russians. But I happen to have even less care for what happened to the Wehrmacht on Russian soil. Suffice to say the Germans won't try that again.

44 posted on 06/30/2013 7:40:36 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: Revolting cat!

The Nazis weren’t some thing that fell out of the clouds one day into Germany and so was the case with the Communists in Russia. The Nazis were Germans and the Soviets were Russians.


45 posted on 06/30/2013 7:42:28 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: johniegrad; Lazamataz

Laz would have.


46 posted on 06/30/2013 7:44:25 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: jmacusa

True, except that the Red Army was more likely to include members of nationalities other than Russian, and was more likely than the German Army, to my knowledge, to have members of the ruling party. That said, ‘Nazi’ is the term that the Soviet propaganda used after WWII to distinguish the Good Germans in DDR from the Bad Germans in West Germany. The mystification has unfortunately succeeded in the West, as shown on this forum, as did the lies about the Soviet War heroes and heroines.


47 posted on 06/30/2013 7:49:17 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: jmacusa
I could not agree more. Suggested reading would be Stalin: The Court of the Red Czar (Montefiore). A more genuine and successful psychopathic monster you will not find, running a system from the depths of Hell. But as I have so far unsuccessfully tried to explain to Mr. Revolting Cat I was not at all defending Soviet conduct before, during, or after WWII. Only that they made very good use of women who could evidently shoot rather better than well. Somehow I thought that was related to the post.
48 posted on 06/30/2013 7:51:31 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: jmacusa
Just a side comment, but if you ever have the opportunity to socialize (no pun intended) with Germans and Russians you'll probably find that the Russians are a lot more fun. This is generally true of all the Slavs. Personally I found Alexis de Tocqueville's surprising comments about the similar natures of Americans and Russians (NOT their politics) to be accurate. On a person to person level they can be excellent companions. But as somebody else once said, no one has ever invented a system that the Russians could make work nor one the Germans could not make work. The very best Communists, after all, turned out to be the East Germans.
49 posted on 06/30/2013 8:02:20 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: jmacusa

PS: That’ll be “Mister” to you. Or “Monsieur” if you want to push it.


50 posted on 06/30/2013 8:05:56 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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