AN EARLY BADMINTON PHOTOGRAPH FROM INDIA.
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The National Badminton Museum has discovered an early badminton photograph in a book with many different photographs from India.
The caption above the photograph says :- “Badminton party, 1864. A relaxation for the ladies, brought from Europe. This group are playing up at the cool hill stations around Simla.”
If the date is correct this is one of the oldest badminton photographs published.
For more information on badminton in India go to – ‘History’ – ‘Development of Badminton’ – ‘Early Ball Badminton and Shuttle Badminton in India’ on this website.