Friday, 2 March 2012

Sepia Saturday 115 - Games

For this week's Sepia Saturday theme of games I dug out this vintage postcard of a curious game called Pushball. You can read all about it here Pushball.


As usual, 100's more vintage postcards on my web site


    

13 comments:

  1. That's a game I hadn't heard of.

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  2. Basketball was invented in Massachusetts too. It seems to have caught on much more than Push Ball ever did.

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  3. Never heard of Push Ball. I guess transporting the equipment was a bit of a pain.

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  4. Never heard of pushball, but I looked it up. It is a huge ball and it seems to be a rough game, but so is rugby and it was never retired.

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  5. Incredible. What a game. Can't imagine it played with horses. What a difference from polo.
    Nancy

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  6. They look to be really having a push of a time! A new game for me as well...but what a beautiful colored card!

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  7. That's a cool card. I never heard of pushball before.

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  8. Well ok, I have never heard of push ball either but so glad to read about it. I love this meme for that very reason. Great post.
    QMM

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  9. What an unusual card, and an unusual game! :-)

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  10. I had to check the date to make sure it wasn't April 1st! A very strange game - I wonder why none of has ever heard of it before.

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  11. I never heard of push ball! Since it was so big and looks diffucult I'm assuming it was something to help keep them in shape?

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  12. That is a definitely a game I would play! How did they do it in the navy on board a ship? According to the Wikipedia entry there were different rules for Britain and America! And even a version for Pushball with horses!

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  13. For more information about all sorts of Pushball watch my site www.pushball.nl/en
    This type of Pushball is still played by the US Cadets for condition training and as team building! And at the US University the Freshmen play each year against the Sophomore.
    At home, in the Netherlands, Europe, I'm promoting it as a equestrian teamsport. It already exist since 1902!

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