SPORTS AND PASTIMES OF ALL NATIONS
#7 - GERMANY
Size: 5" x 3"
Lithographer: Kaufmann & Strauss
|"COPYRIGHT" Text Variations
are two varieties (that I know of) in the
"COPYRIGHT" text which appears on this
card, as shown below. In both cases, the text
appears near the lower right corner of the card.
||Text reads: "PAINTING COPYRIGHTED 1893 ARBUCKLE
BROS." This is the more common wording that appears on the cards in this series.
(This is the variety shown on the full-size card above.)
||Text reads: "COPYRIGHT, 1893, BY ARBUCKLE
BROS.N.Y." This is a less common wording that's only known to appear on a limited
number of cards in this series.
|(For an overview
of the copyright variations in Sports & Pastimes, click
|Reverse - Text
YOUR COFFEE AT HOME
general solidity of character,
heartiness of manner and sterling
worth, the Germans as a nation
part of the good health the
Germans are famed for, is due to
their general practice of
drinking beer. This wholesome
beverage cheers but never
inebriates, at least in Germany
where the Government keenly
guards against adulteration. The
drinking of beer is so universal
that it has been the founder of
the Kneipe. These are
not saloons, nor are they club
houses. They are orderly
establishments for public
entertainment, and their guests
are sedate and regular habitues.
Here beer drinking is indulged in
to the heart's content by its
the eighteenth century there was
a great gymnastic revival in
Germany, and in 1810 a teacher
named Jahn established gymnastic
schools throughout the country.
From them sprung the associations
called Turn Vereine.
They were suppressed for a time
by the Government, but were
largely reorganized in 1848.
These societies have done much to
make gymnastics popular. Swimming
schools are a feature of German
education. Here the art of
propelling one's self in water is
most carefully taught.
Comparatively few males reach
manhood who have not learned to
has become a national institution
in Germany. Every little hamlet,
if it does not possess its club,
at least owns a champion. Every
year a national bowling
tournament is held in some large
city and thither the champions
and the clubs from everywhere
flock. To win victory here, is
indeed to challenge the world's
admiration. The Germans too, are
great musicians. The greatest
composers who ever lived were for
the most part, Germans.
enter into the pleasures of
dancing with great vim and
heartiness, and the waltz is in a
measure of German invention.
NOTE: To see non-Arbuckle usage of this
supposedly copyrighted Arbuckle illustration,