SPORTS AND PASTIMES OF ALL NATIONS
#1 - UNITED STATES
Size: 3" x 5"
Lithographer: Kaufmann & Strauss
|Reverse - Text
YOUR COFFEE AT HOME
are a cosmopolitan land, and as
such, have attempted to take from
all nations their best, rejecting
what our judgments could not
approve, and usually improving
what we have taken. So it is with
base-ball, the truly national
game. This is the highest
developement of which any form of
playing with balls has thus far
been found capable. It has taken
something from football, from
cricket, from hand-ball and
evolved the most scientific game.
In playing it well, every quality
of the athlete comes into play.
Yachting is another national
sport and every sheet of
navigable water is covered with
the fairy sails of pleasure
craft. Our country holds the
World's supremacy in yachting.
circus is pre-eminently an
American institution, universally
in favor with the young and one
may say the old. The name of P.
T. Barnum is more potent to the
imagination and calls up more
pleasure than almost any other
that may be suggested.
counts its American devotees by
a very popular sport of to-day is
an inheritance from the
aboriginal Indians who fashioned
them of birch bark.
is a diversion that counts its
devotees by the million. In 1819,
a machine was invented derisively
called a hobby-horse, but the
feet of the propeller rested on
the ground. With the advent of
the "cycle" and
"safety" a revolution
in outings has been accomplished.
photography is a fad that has
come in of recent years, but it
has come to stay. The camera
fiend is abroad in the land, and
there's little of note that he
does not capture.
other sports and pastimes engage
our juvenile population, not the
least of which is the celebration
of the national holiday by the
display of fireworks.
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