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slidekellyslide
11-20-2013, 12:50 AM
If any? What's up with this guy?

thecatspajamas
11-20-2013, 09:30 AM
Fencing? nyuk nyuk :p

Leon
11-20-2013, 10:09 AM
My first thought is the guy looked like a jockey....dunno.

bbpostcards
11-20-2013, 11:39 AM
Any ideas? Here's the reverse image. Columbia C.A.A., which I assume is Columbia Athletic Association. (The guy on the right has "Captain" on his hat).

Runscott
11-20-2013, 11:39 AM
My guess is some sort of performer - perhaps he is an actor and that's a role he is performing? The frills on the thing around his waist don't go with any sport I can think of, but that cap he's holding looks like it's from some sport.

Weird.

sycks22
11-20-2013, 12:39 PM
The guy on the right has a death stare

drcy
11-20-2013, 12:51 PM
My first thought also was jockey, but I don't know. Also not sure it's sport. What's that little fence he's holding?

ramram
11-20-2013, 02:12 PM
If any? What's up with this guy?

Acrobat. Is that a hat he's holding or is it actually a pair of soft shoes?

Rob M.

frankbmd
11-20-2013, 02:19 PM
I don't think his "sport" has ever been covered on ESPN.;)

Runscott
11-20-2013, 02:20 PM
Acrobat. Is that a hat he's holding or is it actually a pair of soft shoes?

Rob M.

I think you are right about the shoes.

Also, with occupational tintypes like this, there were often odd props that actually had something to do with the occupation;e.g.-possibly that piece of fence.

steve B
11-20-2013, 05:03 PM
I don't think his "sport" has ever been covered on ESPN.;)

That would make it incredibly rare.:rolleyes: When they began I sometimes thought they either invented sports or introduced them to countries just to have something to show.

Steve B

ramram
11-21-2013, 11:41 AM
Here is an acrobat from a Cowan's auction.

Rob M.

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Knucksie1
12-02-2013, 11:47 AM
Looking at the outfit (especially the belt below each knee) makes me wonder if it is a cyclist. I have seen images where early riders would strap their pant legs as to not get caught in the wheels!

baseball tourist
12-02-2013, 12:11 PM
Here's another mystery "team". Rugby?

http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q612/Jays9293/1229951C-FDF7-4377-AD94-41897DDCBB01_zpsjgqgzoma.png (http://s1166.photobucket.com/user/Jays9293/media/1229951C-FDF7-4377-AD94-41897DDCBB01_zpsjgqgzoma.png.html)

ramram
12-02-2013, 04:31 PM
Here's another mystery "team". Rugby?

http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q612/Jays9293/1229951C-FDF7-4377-AD94-41897DDCBB01_zpsjgqgzoma.png (http://s1166.photobucket.com/user/Jays9293/media/1229951C-FDF7-4377-AD94-41897DDCBB01_zpsjgqgzoma.png.html)


Base ball team. Those guys are just really, really, really small compared to that base ball they're holding.

Rob M.

Leon
12-02-2013, 08:57 PM
Here's another mystery "team". Rugby?



Certainly as good of a guess as any. Neat picture.

Old Hoss
12-02-2013, 10:15 PM
It looks like basketball to me.

-Charles