SPORTS AND PASTIMES OF ALL NATIONS
#19 - POLAND
Size: 3" x 5"
Lithographer: Kaufmann & Strauss
|"COPYRIGHT" Text Variations
|There 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
in the lower left corner of the card.
Text reads: "PAINTING COPYRIGHTED 1893 ARBUCKLE BROS."
and is 27mm long. (This is the variety shown on the full-size card, above.)
Text reads: "PAINTING COPYRIGHTED 1893 ARBUCKLE BROS." and is 30mm long.
|(For an overview
of the copyright variations in Sports & Pastimes, click
|Reverse - Text
YOUR COFFEE AT HOME
unhappy land of Poland preserved until very recently even after it had
lost its nationality, a distinctive national life. Poland was a nation
that deserved to be free, for under conditions most depressing, it
struggled patriotically for that end; but fate and its unfavorable
position decreed otherwise. Nevertheless that struggle of centuries
left its impress on the national character. For Poland has a generous
people, brave, high minded, light-hearted and liberal.
|If there is one
national characteristic impelling them to pleasure, it is their love
for dancing. In the women especially this is a passion. The rhythmical
genius of the Polish people has produced three forms of dance music,
the Mazurka, the Polonaise and the Cracovienne. These have been adapted
or imitated by every modern composer.
|Late in August the
polish peasantry celebrate their Harvest-Home. This is a national
festival throughout the country, and young and old participate in the
rolicking pleasures. The celebration is not an informal one, but is
preceded by some ceremonies, and a song of praise. A favorite game with
Polish children is "Hoops" decorated with red and white ribbons (their
national colors) dexterously thrown and caught with the aid of sticks.
|Spearing fish by
moon-light is a favorite mode of fishing practised by the Polish. A
torch light is set at the stern of the boat and a grate at the bow.
These throw sufficient light over the water to attract the fish. Two
men armed with spears await the game. Quick eyes and strong and steady
arms soon suffice to give an ample supply.
|Hunting finds many
devotees in Poland, since game is very plentiful. The boar is the
favorite animal of the chase.
NOTE: To see non-Arbuckle usage of this
supposedly copyrighted Arbuckle illustration,