SPORTS AND PASTIMES OF ALL NATIONS
#38 - ARABIA
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 along the bottom edge near the center of the card.
Text reads: "PAINTING COPYRIGHTED 1893 ARBUCKLE BROS." and is 27mm long.
Text reads: "PAINTING COPYRIGHTED 1893 ARBUCKLE BROS."
and is 30mm long. (This is the variety shown on the full-size card, above).
|(For an overview
of the copyright variations in Sports & Pastimes, click
|Reverse - Text
YOUR COFFEE AT HOME
Arabians are and always have been
a nation of nomads. They pitch
their tents wherever they list,
and remove their camps whenever
they will. Their land is in great
part a desert, but throughout
dotted with the most fruitful and
lovely of oasis. As a race, the
Arabians are quick, agile, alert
and supple. Like the steeds for
which the land is famous, they
are built more for speed and
grace, than for strength and
endurance. Their tent life is
much more comfortable and even
luxurious than it is generally
credited to be.
Harem, although not exclusively
an Arabian institution, is the
natural home of the women of this
nation. In certain respects the
harem is of course the dreariest,
most lonesome and unendurable
spot on earth. But as far as
creature wants are concerned, the
harem life is, in a superlative
degree, the acme of luxury.
love which the Arabs bear for
their horses is proverbial, and
the relations between man and
animal are often wonderfully
close. These equines seem to be
endowed with almost human
intelligence, and wonderfully
attached to their masters.
in affection come the camels,
most faithful and patient of
slaves. These beasts of burden
serve better through the hot and
arid waste of the desert, than
Arabs indulge in but few games
and none not known in other
lands. Their pastimes consist
chiefly in story-telling and
is a fine art with the Arabians.
Flowers, music and censors
diffusing delicate fragrance add
their charms to these feasts.
Voices of singing men and women
are heard, and ravishing
slave-girls are made to dance.
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supposedly copyrighted Arbuckle illustration,