SPORTS AND PASTIMES OF ALL NATIONS
#3 - SCOTLAND
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. (This is the variety
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
Scotchman is a bundle of
contradictions. He unites
Teutonic solidity with Celtic
dash. He combines prudence with
passion, industry with religious
zeal. He is parsimonious, yet he
can be liberal. In business he is
earnest, in play he is hearty.
The Scotchman is a rugged brawny
fellow, and his sports partake of
the qualities to be expected of
is his favorite pastime. In
brief, it consists of trying with
the aid of specially constructed
clubs to strike certain balls
into holes four inches in
diameter and from 100 to 400
yards apart. The players are
ranged in opposing sides, and the
side succeeding in closing the
final hole first, wins. The game
has been traced back to the mists
of tradition. It was interdicted
in 1457, on the ground that it
lured men from the archery
butts--the common practice of the
soldiery--but nothing could stay
its popularity with the people.
is an ice sport, second only to
golf in esteem. It is played with
flatish round stones weighing 30
pounds and more. These have
handles, and each player has a
pair. they are hurled toward an
assigned mark. There are usually
two sides of four players each.
The sword-dance, the highland
fling and the Scotch reel awaken
the enthusiasm of the popular
the shot" is of Scotch
origin. It is the art of hurling
a 16 to 24 pound iron ball. Great
skill and practice is necessary
to achieve a result.
sword dance is of Scottish
origin. Accompanied by the shrill
notes of the bag-pipe, a Scotch
musical instrument, the
sword-dancer with great
nimbleness steps over crossed
swords, executing a most
wonderful dancing measure. The
accompaniment quickens, and he
hastens his steps, until either
he or the player becomes wearied.
The highland costume and the
glitter add to the impressiveness
of the measure.
NOTE: To see non-Arbuckle usage of this
supposedly copyrighted Arbuckle illustration,