The Sporting Classics editors recently happened across a collection of old hunting and fishing photographs, all of which are unattributed and their origins unknown. The snapshots hail from various decades, but when viewed together, depict hunting and fishing’s refreshing timelessness. As technology continues reshaping our lives and work, these images—many of them beautiful, others candid and stark—remind us there are few joys as simple and unchanging as trekking into the woods or to a disremembered stream. While we no longer know the names or stories of the people photographed, their passions will be forever felt and shared by sportsmen hungry for time afield.
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All photos public domain.