SP21.
W.F. Wilson. Cabinet Card of folks with croquet mallets and balls, hoops set up on the lawn before them. VG. $40

  
SP44.
No ID. CDV of a well-dressed young man on roller skates. Plain backdrop. VG. $75

     
SP46.
Henry J. Godbold, S. Leonards-on-Sea. CDV, written on verso “Arthur Brett and.” Pair of cricketers. VG. $65

  
SP48.
Pach Bros., NY. Cabinet Card of Arthur J. Moore, Feb. 7th, 1889. He is wearing a jersey with the NY Athletic Club winged foot emblem and is posed throwing a baseball. Image is strong, card is chipped around edges as shown. G. $250

  
SP52.
H. J. Kertson, Crookston, Minn. Roller-skater in performing or competing outfit. Cabinet Card. VG. $75


SPPC1.
2 boys with tennis rackets. Unused, divided back real photo postcard. E. $10

     
SP66.
Turner’s Elite Studio, Reading, Mass. “Wm. Couture of Lisbon, Me. under mang. of JC Armond”, stamped on back. He’s got weights and decorative Indian Clubs. Cabinet Card. VG. $325

  
SP83.
No ID. Cabinet Card of a happy group of tennis players, circa 1890 or so. VG. $30


SP108.
No ID. Family group, folks playing croquet. Cabinet Card. VG. $25


NACAB23.
No ID. John Middle Sky and Jim Polhamus. John Middle Sky was a native American Indian who first came into the news in 1905 when he challenged the then heavyweight boxing world champion James Jeffries. To pay for the training lessons he exhibited himself as a giant (7 feet tall) with Austin & Stone’s museum. The match with Jeffries (nor any other boxer) never happened and John Middle Sky disappeared out of the news until 1910, when he made headlines challenging the then World Champion heavyweight wrestling Frank Gotch. That match never happened either. I assume Jim Polhamus is his agent or manager. Image measures 5 1/2″ x 4″ on a 9″ x 6″ mount. VG-. $400

Playing Checkers with Oneself Playing Checkers with Oneself
SP125. J. Cooper, Wigan, Lancashire. CDV of the same man playing checkers with himself. Early example of photo manipulation. G. $95

Strongman by Eisenmann Strongman by Eisenmann
SP127. Eisenmann, NY. Unidentified strongman. Cabinet Card. G. $150

Strongman by Eisenmann Strongman by Eisenmann
SP128. Eisenmann, NY. Unidentified strongman. Cabinet Card. G. $125

Strongman by Eisenmann Strongman by Eisenmann
SP131. Eisenmann, NY. Unidentified strongman. Cabinet Card. G. $100

Strongman by Eisenmann Strongman by Eisenmann
SP132. Eisenmann, NY. Unidentified strongman. Cabinet Card. G. $100

Girl with Indian Clubs sp137b
SP137. Image, 5.5″ x 4,” on 7.25″ x 5.25″ mount of girl with Indian clubs. STV on her hat and her outfit. Image is by Chas. La Prease, Syracuse, NY. G. $45

Girl with Indian Clubs
SP138. Cabinet Card measuring 6.5″ x 4″ with photo of young woman holding Indian Clubs. VG. $35

Young Man with Indian Clubs
SP139. Cabinet card of a young man exercising with Indian Clubs. G. $40

RPPC Girl with Indian Clubs
SP140. RPPC of young woman holding Indian Clubs. These are English Indian Clubs with rounded bottoms. VG. $15

Guys with Indian Clubs
SP141. Cabinet Card by Simpson, Indianapolis of three young athletes with Indian Clubs and dumb bells. G. $50

Boys with Indian Clubs
SP142.  Cabinet Card by Michael’s Studio, Sheboygan, Wisconsin of two young athletes holding Indian Clubs and dumb bells. VG. $75


SP143. J.H. Smith, Newark, NJ. Cabinet Card of fellow in hat with pipe attached holding an Indian Club. G. $25


SP144. Nash, Burlington, Iowa. Cabinet Card of two girls in exercise outfits exercising with Indian clubs over their heads. [7812] VG. $50


SP145. Cabinet Card with “circus performer” written at bottom of a performer with Indian Clubs. [6586] VG. $65

John Morrissey
POL275. John Morrissey (Feb. 12, 1831-May 1, 1878), also known as Old Smoke was an Irish American bare-knuckle boxer and member of the “Dead Rabbits” gang in New York City in the 1850s. He later became a Democratic State Senator and U.S. Congressman from New York, backed by Tammany Hall. CDV. VG. $225