This week’s Sepia Saturday prompt shows a group of men playing a sport of “push ball.” (see below) I can remember in my elementary school days we had a ball like this but it was called a cage ball. We would play a massive game of volleyball using this cage ball. I don’t remember our cage ball being as big as this ball though.
Looking through my postcard collection the closet thing I could find to men in sport was this old postcard of men shucking clams. I have written a post about this postcard before. If you would like to know a bit more about clam shucking click here for a post entitled “Four Guys Shucking.”
|Postcard: Doug Peabody
There are two things intriguing about this card to me. One is the rather cryptic message written on the side. “There is to be a bride in the King’s Daughters. I will tell you who in my next… Ananias
The other intriguing fact about this card is that it was postmarked in Newburyport, Massachusetts on May 9, 1906 at 4:30 PM and arrived at it’s destination post office the next morning in Sharon, Massachusetts, May 10, 1906 at 6:00AM. That’s a fast delivery considering this postcard most likely traveled by steam train through Boston first.
from my CrazyasaCool Fox Blogger Bloghttp://crazyasacoolfox.blogspot.com/2016/01/the-sport-of-clam-shucking.html
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