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It’s a Sporting Monday! Three Old, Three New.

There’s been a lot of sportiness going on in my world lately, how about in yours? I found myself at a sports bar last night to watch the US Open Women’s final, and I was surrounded by 23 or so TVs excitedly blasting the football season’s premiere. I’m not historically a sports fanatic, but there was something comforting about all those glowing screens. Plus, I have Yankees tickets for tonight. So I’m really in the mood.

I’ve also been enjoying The New York Times’ Play Magazine recently, there’s a lot of strong photography. I thought it would be fun to explore some old and new sports photography juxtapositions. So here are three of each.

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Washington, D.C., circa 1915. "Women's tennis league section leaders." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.

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May 30, 1925. Chevy Chase, Maryland. "Miss Florence Skadding and H.J. McMullan. Opening of new pool at Columbia Country Club."

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Humberside Collegiate in Toronto, sometime in 1950

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Favre in the throwback New York Titans uniform worn by the Jets earlier this season. Photo by Vincent Laforet.

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U.S.C. football coach Pete Carroll. Photo by Levon Bliss.

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Offshore Sailing School’s becalmed Florida classroom. Photo by Cass Bird.

Go team! See more work by Vincent Laforet, Levon Bliss and Cass Bird.