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As you have noticed, The Traditional Archery Society forum site has a new look.  The photo at its heading shows some typical trad archers grinning at the camera.  It seems that over the years, archers have enjoyed gathering in a group to have their pictures taken.  Unlike the archers in our new heading photo, archers in past photos seem to be much better looking! At a San Diego shoot.jpg 33758487_1931683980196073_5585302568390623232_n.jpg  !907 National Tournament.jpg  31131266_1313399082125927_6815099237362040832_n.jpg  1943-June-N Calif. 2.jpg  groupshoot.jpg  1930s Desert Shoot.jpg  Boston Archery Club Team.jpg  archery36.jpg 

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Fred, A few years ago I sent that picture to Suzanne St.Charles. On a phone conversation, she told me that’s the best picture of a group of archers that’s she’s seen in many years.
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Hmmm.... candidates for the slide show??? 😉
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I always wondered how those oldtimers kept their ties from getting caught in their bowstrings.  Most men back then wore ties everyday.  There are photos of gents striper fishing in 3 piece suits and ties.  Different time different world.  Frank
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Thanks for posting all of those great pictures. I sure enjoyed them.
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Thanks for posting all of those great pictures. I sure enjoyed them.
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Lots of "formal" clothing, but "smiles" seem to be in short supply!  Love the old photos!  Makes you wonder in #6 what happened to the middle gentleman's hat?
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arlone, you've got a good eye!  Real bowmen instinctively know that the most important part of an archer's equipment is a distinctive hat!!! (This is discussed in that most wonderful archery book The Traditional Way [biggrin] ...!)
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Neat photos!!!!

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No EFOC or FPS worries with that lot !

Great stuff Fred

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Everytime Ive hunted with Chuck hes always wearing a tie....
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Hmmmmm.  The photo on the website's opening page as well as most of the historical photos above show mostly middle age or older folks.  Lately, I was of the opinion that traditional archery/bowhunting might die out along with we older folks. Now it looks there might be some other dynamic at work.  Does one have to reach a certain age before he/she can appreciate the merits of trad bows. Or does advancing (advanced) age only apply to the willingness to be photographed holding a traditional bow?  Dunno. [biggrin]  Any other theories?
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Did those old timers with the ties and business dress ramble through the weeds and briars looking for lost arrows? Maybe they just never missed.
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Orion, your observations are good ones.

One thing I notice about the T.A.S. photo is that most of the archers have grins on their faces; whereas, those folks in earlier times seem to be more serious and stern.  I wonder why that is!

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I thought Orion's observation was a good one too!  Drawing on my own experience...  I have always been an archer.  But as a young fellow I was less social and more energetic about it.  I think as I have gotten older, I spend more time standing around with my bow and talking about shooting than I do shooting [rolleyes]

Thus and maybe, there is more opportunity for older folks to get caught up in pictures.

As for smiles, I think smiling for pictures became fashionable fairly recently.  Here's an interesting article about it:https://time.com/4568032/smile-serious-old-photos/


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Fred,

Is that Ken Wilhelm in the 7th picture towards the middle with the cowboy hat?

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Nice to see the old archery photos!
 

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It looks like the guys with the beards have a more serious demeanor (mostly) than the clean shaven guys who seem to be smiling!

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kestimater, yes that's Ken Wilhelm.  Jack Willard, a prominent author, is on his right; and National Champion target archer, Larry Hughes in a black shirt, is on his left.
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Thanks Fred!  BTW....love this kind of stuff please keep posting!!!
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Fred, thanks for letting me know about this site. I love the old pictures. I recently sent you some old pictures. One was a picture of Fred Bear, the Wilhelm brothers, Nels Grumley and a couple of others I could not identify. Do you recognize the other two fellows in the cowboy hats? Let me know if you do.
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2020md

Welcome to the TAS campfire.  Lookin' forward to your posts.  I hope Fred posts the picture. [biggrin]

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Welcome to our great traditional archery site, 2020md! [thumb]

Deno, here are 2020md's photos. 0-1.jpg 
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Thanks Fred. 

Always enjoy vintage archery pics. 

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Fred, thanks for the welcome! I will try to post the picture that I wanted you to comment on. IMG_1312.jpg Fred Bear is on the right with the glasses and cigarette, the wilhelm brothers are next to him, there are two other men in cowboy hats who I cannot identify and Nels Grumley is on the left. I think that this is from the 1946 NFAA Championship in Allegan, MI. The first NFAA Championsip.

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