LACROSSE : NATIVE AMERICANS MAKING LACROSSE STICKS : VINTAGE POSTCARD : (1911)

This vintage lithographic postcard features a group of Native Americans sitting (one is standing) in front of a teepee and making lacrosse sticks. Sitting in the group is a cute dog. Native Americans are credited with the development of the game of lacrosse. More specifically, the Iroquois Nation were originators of the game. The Iroqouis were in upstate New York and North of the US border into Canada. Lacrosse became Canada’s national sport. The netting on the Native American made sticks was made with wattup (roots) or deer sinew (connective tissue from deer). This postcard is rich in color and represents both Iroquois history and the history of Lacrosse. This card was published by Nerlich & Company (Toronto, Canada). Another version of this postcard has a caption reporting that the cards scene is located on Cornwall Island, Ontario, Canada. The postcard has a U.S. stamp and was mailed from Old Orchard Beach, Maine to Epping, New Hampshire in 1911.  (SOLD)

LACROSSE SERIES : IMPERIAL TOBACCO CO : CHARLES GEORGE (MONTREAL SHAMROCKS) AND DOT PHALEN (CORNWALL COLTS) : 1910

Image 1 - LACROSSE SERIES : IMPERIAL TOBACCO CO : DOT PHALEN : CORNWALL COLTS : 1910

These cigarette cards are part of the Imperial Tobacco Company’s Lacrosse Series. The cards highlight the leading players in the “Canadian National Game”. The first card features Charles George, a member of the Montreal Shamrocks team (no.7). The second card features Dot Phalen, a member of the Cornwall Colts team. These lacrosse cigarette cards were published in 1910. (SOLD)