Women compete in archery contest

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of an archery contest. A long line of women draw their bows and aim at the targets opposite them – some arrows have already hit the targets. A large crowd watches. In the background are tents and marquees, and flags flying from flagpoles. This was the National Archery Meeting held in Exeter, July 1858. Sixty-one women and ninety-six men took part in the competition.