These Incredible Vintage Photos Of Sports Fans Will Make You Wish You Lived 100 Years Ago

fans cheering on philadelphia baseball in 1913

Photo: Courtesy of The Library of Congress

How much has the experience of attending a game changed in the last 100 years?These awesome, 100-year-old Library of Congress photos give you a glimpse into what it used to be like to go to a game.

A lot has changed (fans on roofs?).

But what becomes clear after seeing these pictures is that the experience of pouring out your emotions at a ballgame is more or less constant.

Belgian fans watching a game against Holland from the trees in 1913

A Dutch fan cheering at a game in Amsterdam in 1931

Dutch kids cheering on their team in 1931

English soccer fans storming the pitch in 1927

Fans outside Philadelphia's Shibe Park in 1913

Fans outside Philadelphia's Shibe Park in 1913

Prince William and the King of Sweden at the 1912 Olympics

Fans waiting outside the Polo Grounds in 1913

Boston Red Sox fans in 1913

Soldiers watching a boxing match in New Zealand in 1918

An Ansel Adams photo of baseball at Manazar Relocation centre in 1943

Fans watching a bull fight in Portugal in 1919

On-lookers at Belmont Park in the 1910s

A jockey and a fan at Belmont Park in the 1910s

Fans watching the 1913 Davis Cup

Cadets at the Army-Navy football game in 1913

The crowd at the 1913 Army-Navy game

Golf patrons at Brookline in 1913

Team executives watching a baseball game in Philadelphia in 1913

BONUS CROWD: Election Night 1931 in Wellington, New Zealand

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