SPORTS AND PASTIMES OF ALL NATIONS
#40 - ESQUIMAU
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 in 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 (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
northward, where lie those lands
of the "midnight sun,"
Greenland and Iceland and the
Faroe Islands, are peoples whom
we, who deem ourselves more
fortunately placed, are disposed
to pity. Yet it is to be doubted
whether we enjoy ourselves more
in our ways than they in theirs.
They possess many pleasant
customs, games and sports.
Notwithstanding the inclemency of
their climate, they enjoy in
their own way many unique
diversions. The peoples of these
lands are squat, short and hardy,
good-natured, patient and of
course skating is a universal
pastime, as are most of the
sports of the colder temperate
favorite mode of locomotion over
the snow-covered surface of these
wintry lands is by low sleighs
propelled by dogs. Sometimes as
many as a dozen of these are
harnessed in single file to the
vehicle, in which sits the
proprietor warmly clad in furs
from top to heel. These dogs
fairly fly over the surface, and
are not easily exhausted, so that
a day's journey will cover a
great many miles.
while not so great a sport as a
source of revenue, gives much
pleasure to those pursuing it.
The seal in great numbers climb
to the blocks of ice which fringe
all the shores of these Arctic
regions. The hunters or fishers
approach cautiously armed with
clubs, and before the animals
slide off into the water, are
able to stun some of them by a
blow over their heads. These are
then easily dispatched.
or moose hunting are favorite
sports. These animals are
dangerous to capture as they are
very large and powerful sometimes
weighing fully 1200 pounds.
favorite musical instrument of
the Greenlander is a crude
imitation of our tambourine. The
Icelanders play chess and a game
resembling checkers extensively.
NOTE: To see non-Arbuckle usage of this
supposedly copyrighted Arbuckle illustration,