Basket weaving at the Wissahickon Boys Club, Philadelphia, PA, circa 1913.
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A group of children are being taught the art of basket weaving at the Wissahickon Boys Club.

Credit: From J. Gordon Baugh, Souvenir of Germantown Issued During the Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration of the Emancipation (Philadelphia: Baugh Press, 1913)

Dedicated to teaching African-American boys the qualities of leadership, sportsmanship, and teamwork, the Wissahickon Boys Club by 1910 was fielding a basketball team that traveled to play clubs in Washington and New York, and a football team that won a local championship in 1913. In 1924, the Club became one of the first Boys" clubs to add an outdoor swimming pool, affectionately dubbed "The Bathtub."

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