Historical Darts Pictures
An Interesting Look at Darts History Through Camera Lenses of Days Past
Recently, LIFE Magazine released many of their historical photos in digital format. Their photos gave me the inclination to start collecting Historical Darts Pictures along with other treasures I come across, hopefully providing dart players and darts enthusiasts with an entertaining look at the early days of the sport we love to play.
Dart boards and darts for sale in the Petticoat Lane Free Market. – © Time Inc.
Off duty policemen enjoying beer and a game of darts in the canteen bar below the Cannon Row police station. – © Time Inc.
Actor Dustin Hoffman playing darts. – © Time Inc.
Din Nhu Ngo playing darts with family in Dalat Villa Garde. – © Time Inc.
A man removing his darts from the dartboard as he prepares for another game in an English pub. – © Time Inc.
A man drawing back his arm to throw the dart, while playing in an English pub. – © Time Inc.
Some Darts in Pennsylvania
Update: I received this message from George Haines, thanks George!
I have the info about the photo you have posted from Pennsylvania. I Know The Shooter’s Name Is John Petro. This 1950 Photo Was Taken At The White Swan Bar In Hoban Heights, PA! The Bar Was Owned By The Ignatovich Family From Duryea, PA.
RAF 81 Squadron – Darts Cup 1955
This one is quite interesting! It appears as though this giant of a manufacturing plant included darts as an on site activity for employees.
From the Westwood Works Website:
Industrial equipment for the food, chemical and printing industries was designed, developed and manufactured at Westwood Works for nearly 100 years. During that time, it produced machinery that makes enough biscuits every year to encircle the world, bakery plant that produces the loaves, rolls and cakes bought by shoppers on every continent, equipment to make chocolate confectionery and sweets by the tens of thousands every hour, printing presses to print colour magazines and wrappers for the food on the supermarket shelf, and machines for the foundry and chemical industries around the world.
Approximately 3,000 dedicated engineers, craftsmen, designers, process technologists, administrative staff, computer operators and salespeople worked here to create the biggest and most prestigious supplier of such equipment in the World.
- 1949: The Baker Perkins Darts Team
- 1969: Darts Match between the CPO and Purchasing Department
- 1977: Golden Ball Darts Competition Winners
- 1977: Darts Competition
- 1980: Darts Team
- 1980: Ladies Darts Team
- 1981: Ladies Darts Team win Peterborough League
The Oldest Darts Picture Ever?
I ran across this one which is tagged as the oldest darts pic known of. Your guess?
Do you have any info on the pics posted on this lens? Do you have any historical darts pictures to share? Let me know!
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