The Great Delaware Sports Book

The 2016 Summer Olympics begin in Rio de Janeiro this Friday, August 5th. In recognition of this international festival of feats of fitness, we’ll be highlighting sports-themed printed materials in our collection over the next three weeks. Our first selection is Doug Gelbert’s jewel of a book on the history of sports in the First State. This great book is true to its title.

All images can be magnified by clicking on the image, clicking again on  ‘view full size’ (bottom right in slide show) and clicking a third time on the tiny circle with a plus sign.

A highlight from the Delaware Historical Society’s book collection appears on this blog every Wednesday morning.

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