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Posted 02/03/2022   5:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add GregAlex to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This is not a topic I normally collect, but I found a RPPC recently that I couldn't resist. I don't see a football, but these boys have that look. This card is from the Atlantic Mine area in Upper Michigan, circa 1910.

I'm sure there are other cards related to sports lurking in some collections. Anyone want to share some?

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Posted 02/05/2022   1:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bujutsu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A very nice RPPC. Is there anything on the back of the card that may help identify the publisher?

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Posted 02/05/2022   1:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very interesting. Is that a disembodied shoe on the right, or is there a leg attached to it?
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Posted 02/05/2022   2:02 pm  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Why the odd woolly hats?
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Posted 02/05/2022   11:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Well, this is Upper Michigan, which shares the same weather as Canada, so I'd say wooley hats were not uncommon. Also it might be a Finnish thing -- lots of immigrants from Finland settled there.

Nothing on the back of the card offering any publisher info. I think these were standard photo postcards.

Yeah, I noticed the foot at the bottom right, too. Someone got sloppy sitting a little too close to the posers.
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Posted 02/05/2022   11:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Is rabbit hunting a sport? Here's another RPPC that may have been taken later at the same studio. I think at least one of these guys is in the photo above.



The card was never mailed, but lots of handwriting on the back. Can anyone read Finnish?

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Posted 02/11/2022   11:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add patg23 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here's one a bit different:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_Bowl_Game

The 1941 Rose Bowl was the 27th edition of the college football bowl game, played at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, on Wednesday, January 1. The undefeated and second-ranked Stanford Indians of the Pacific Coast Conference defeated the #7 Nebraska Cornhuskers of the Big Six Conference, 2113.

This was Nebraska's first bowl game and the eighth for Stanford, all in the Rose Bowl. Through 2020, it remains the only meeting between these football programs.

The 1942 Rose Bowl was the 28th edition of the college football bowl game, played on Thursday, January 1, 1942. Originally scheduled for the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, it was moved to Durham, North Carolina, due to fears about an attack by the Japanese on the West Coast of the United States following the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The federal government prohibited large public gatherings on the West Coast for the duration of World War II; the first significant canceled event was the Rose Bowl Game scheduled for New Year's Day, 1942

Interesting they used two of the 1908 Franklins

Game was on Jan 1 - This sent Jan 6







I have a feeling the Japanese Association of America did not have a float in the 1942 parade.

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Posted 02/16/2022   02:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Great additions! I've actually been on the Rose Bowl field helping with a halftime show one year when Michigan was playing.
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