SPORTS AND PASTIMES OF ALL NATIONS
#37 - TURKEY
Size: 5" x 3"
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
along the left portion of the bottom edge of the card.
Text reads: "PAINTING COPYRIGHTED 1893 ARBUCKLE BROS."
This is the more common wording that appears on the cards in this
series (and is 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
Turk has been pictured to our Western imaginations in many
contradictory ways, but not one of these has portrayed him in action,
save in that of war. Then he is represented as fierce and relentless.
The Turk takes his pleasure seriously. He is sober and sedate in his
diversions, and prefers to be an onlooker.
character he is grave and saturnine, pious to the extreme, brave yet
pusilanimous, simple yet luxurious, and extremely indolent.
is the custom of the Turks, when they entertain to dinner, and wish
specially to honor their guests, to engage professional story-tellers,
singers and dancers to entertain these, when the feast is ending.
Decked in the graceful and filmy folds of their drapery, these latter
make entrancing pictures, and the soft tones of the lute, added to the
sinuous movements of these lithe girls, is ravishing to the senses.
not of Turkish origin, the game of checkers or draughts is an extremely
popular pastime. It is no uncommon street sight to see two venerable
bearded sheiks bent in deep abstraction over the engrossing board.
favorite musical instrument of Turkey is the lute. This is extremely
dulcet of sound, graceful of appearance, and charming and seductive of
tone. It is shaped like the section of a pear, and in the hands of
Oriental beauty adds irrestible witchery.
land of the Moslem is the home of the harem. Within its secret walls,
young maids disport. Here it is where they acquire proficiency in dancing.
NOTE: To see non-Arbuckle usage of this
supposedly copyrighted Arbuckle illustration,