Looking for a Strong Female Lead

Mairead and I have agreed that our main character will be a girl living in the earliest years of the 20th century. In my role as artist, I’ve been trying to determine what our lead character will look like.  I’ve been studying photos of children in Seattle in the early 1900’s, and making sketches.

I love this photo of the Franklin High Girls Basketball Team, 1915. It comes from the Seattle Public Schools Archive, and can be seen on their Flickr pages

How did they ever play basketball dressed like that?