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Group of young adults playing ice polo outdoors, 28 Mt. Vernon St., Boston, Mass.

PC023.TMP.008 (RS81959)

Description

Photograph of a group of young adults standing on ice. Each holds an ice polo stick.

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Details

Collection Name
Harriot Appleton Curtis photographic collection
Collection Code
PC023
Dates
undated
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
1979
Physical Description
1 photograph
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Credit Line
Gift of Isabella Halsted, 1979.
GUSN
187900
Reference Code
PC023.TMP.008

Record details

Originator
Curtis, Harriot Sumner (Appleton), 1841-1923 (Photographer)
Descriptive Terms
ice sports
sports
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
ice polo
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Places (Buildings)
28 Mt. Vernon Street (Boston, Mass.)

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Comments

Note about "hockey" #

AvatarPosted by David Carter on May 29, 2015
The sticks are not hockey sticks. They a ice polo sticks. Note the object on the ice? It's a round ball, not a flat hockey puck: an ice polo ball. Ice polo, all the rage in the 1880s and 90s, died out as hockey took over in the late 1890s and early 1900s. Note the man holding the stick above the stooped fella's head. You could say the tell-tale j-shaped ice polo stick was as round as a man's bowler hat. Not a flatter, wide-blade hockey stick.

RE: Note about "hockey" #

AvatarPosted by Abigail Cramer on June 1, 2015
Hello Mr. Carter,

Thank you for noting the error in our records. Your expertise in historic ice sports is unusual and very informative. We have corrected our records for this image, and we appreciate the information you provided.

Thank you,
Abigail Cramer
Librarian/Archivist
Historic New England

RE: Note about "hockey" #

AvatarPosted by Abigail Cramer on June 1, 2015
Hello Mr. Carter,

Thank you for noting the error in our records. Your expertise in historic ice sports is unusual and very informative. We have corrected our records for this image, and we appreciate the information you provided.

Thank you,
Abigail Cramer
Librarian/Archivist
Historic New England