By Allison Jasper of Archery 360
Archery elicits some great memories; taking your first lesson, hitting your first bull’s-eye, arrowing your first buck, and improving with every shot. Shooting archery is an emotional experience, and camera phones, Instagram, Twitter and more allow archers to relive their favorite experiences daily. And twice on #throwbackthursday.
We’ve compiled our favorite retro archery photos for a #TBT worthy of a retweet, double-tap and thumbs-up.
Check out the photos below, and then stockpile your own archery memoriesfor the next #throwbackthursday.
This shot features 1930s actress Dorothy Floyd.
Photo credit: Classicpedia.com
See the archer on the far left? She’s this blogger’s grandmother.
Photo Credit: DesignEditor.typepad.com
Art Young and Dr. Saxton Pope, pictured below, are considered the pioneers of modern bowhunting.
Photo Credit: DeerandDeerHunting.com
This page appeared in a 1930s book produced by the Kellogg Co. Archery really keeps you fit. It also offers these six health benefits.
Jane Weber, a 1951 University of Connecticut graduate, was the U.S. intercollegiate national archery champion from 1949 to 1951.
Photo Credit: TheInfiniteCurve.com
Do you recognize this surfside archer? It’s Marilyn Monroe!
Photo Credit: TorontoArchery.Blogspot.com
Archery was first included in the Olympic Games in 1900. This photo was taken eight years later at the London Games. Archery returned to London in 2012 as the most-watched sport of the Olympic Games.
Photo Credit: TheGuardian.com
Both 1930s and modern-day Girl Scouts earn archery badges.
Photo Credit: Photobucket.com
Mounted archery is no easy feat. But this Mongolian archer looks like a pro.
Photo Credit: Piotr Shimkevich
Arrowing balloons on the beach? Yes, please!
USA Archery CEO Denise Parker was only 13, and the youngest U.S. archer, when she competed in the 1987 Pan American Games. She went on to become a three-time Olympian and Team USA women’s bronze medalist at the 1988 Olympics.
Photo Credit: Crawford Family US Olympic Archives
Looking for more retro photos? Check out these 12 throwback photos of the sport we love.