SPORTS AND PASTIMES OF ALL NATIONS
#50 - LAPLAND
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 at the bottom 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 28mm long.
|(For an overview
of the copyright variations in Sports & Pastimes, click
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YOUR COFFEE AT HOME
WINTER of nine months is the
portion of Lapland. The Lapps
dwell very far north in Europe,
and the general aspect of their
country is forbidding. The people
of this country and of Finland,
to whom they are nearly allied,
are a hardy and courageous race.
They are, however, wild and
savage when aroused. In
dispostion they are peaceable.
The Laplanders are great
fishermen and there are many
varieties of fish along his
shores. He is also a great
hunter, and in winter his game is
the squirrel, wolf, sable, ermine
otter and bear. Many Laplanders
dwell in tents, but most of these
even during the coldest season
retire to rude, low, wooden
structures. They dress in skins
or coarse home-woven clothing.
favorite recreation of the
children is Blind-Man's Buff.
These rude young barbarians play
it with a zest and delight which
is infectious. Many a rough
buffet do they give and receive,
and woe betide the youngster who
allows his bad humor to resent a
blow given by accident or in fun.
the sketch to the left, is shown
a representative group. The man
is a hunter, fully equipped for
the chase from which he has just
returned laden down with game. He
wears snowshoes. The woman, his
wife, bears in a portable frame
her baby which is bound within.
The reindeer is everything to the
Laplander--his food, his means of
transportation, the source and
evidence of his wealth. Reindeer
are allowed to find pasture for
themselves, ranging where they
will, branded as are the cattle
on our western prairie-land. The
reindeer is the Laplander's horse
as well and carries him over the
snow in his low-seated carriage
with the swiftness of the wind.
Among other sports of this
people, are ball-playing,
monotonous singing, and skating
down hill on the skide, a skate
over six feet long.
NOTE: To see non-Arbuckle usage of this
supposedly copyrighted Arbuckle illustration,