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Ridgewood High School Women's Basketball Team, 1909
Courtesy, WPNJ Archives, Special Collections/University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries.

Women's basketball became a popular sport for high school girls in the early twentieth century. These Ridgewood High School girls are dressed in the middie blouses, knee-length bloomers, and dark stockings that were considered appropriate athletic attire. Holding the basketball is Elizabeth Brackett, team captain, who became a doctor with a practice in Nutley.


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