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Size: 5" x 3"
Copyrighted: 1893
Lithographer: Kaufmann & Strauss

Scotland - golf, curling, shot putting, sword dance

"COPYRIGHT" Text Variations
There are two varieties (that I know of) in the "COPYRIGHT" text which appears on this card, as shown below. In both cases, the text appears in the lower right corner of the card.

Text reads: "PAINTING COPYRIGHTED 1893 ARBUCKLE BROS." This is the more common wording that appears on the cards in this series. (This is the variety shown on the full-size card above.)

Text reads: "COPYRIGHT, 1893, BY ARBUCKLE BROS.N.Y." This is a less common wording that's only known to appear on a limited number of cards in this series.
(For an overview of the copyright variations in Sports & Pastimes, click here.)

Reverse - Text
Right section:
THE Scotchman is a bundle of contradictions. He unites Teutonic solidity with Celtic dash. He combines prudence with passion, industry with religious zeal. He is parsimonious, yet he can be liberal. In business he is earnest, in play he is hearty. The Scotchman is a rugged brawny fellow, and his sports partake of the qualities to be expected of these characteristics.
Golf is his favorite pastime. In brief, it consists of trying with the aid of specially constructed clubs to strike certain balls into holes four inches in diameter and from 100 to 400 yards apart. The players are ranged in opposing sides, and the side succeeding in closing the final hole first, wins. The game has been traced back to the mists of tradition. It was interdicted in 1457, on the ground that it lured men from the archery butts--the common practice of the soldiery--but nothing could stay its popularity with the people.
Curling is an ice sport, second only to golf in esteem. It is played with flatish round stones weighing 30 pounds and more. These have handles, and each player has a pair. they are hurled toward an assigned mark. There are usually two sides of four players each. The sword-dance, the highland fling and the Scotch reel awaken the enthusiasm of the popular heart.
"Putting the shot" is of Scotch origin. It is the art of hurling a 16 to 24 pound iron ball. Great skill and practice is necessary to achieve a result.
The sword dance is of Scottish origin. Accompanied by the shrill notes of the bag-pipe, a Scotch musical instrument, the sword-dancer with great nimbleness steps over crossed swords, executing a most wonderful dancing measure. The accompaniment quickens, and he hastens his steps, until either he or the player becomes wearied. The highland costume and the glitter add to the impressiveness of the measure.

NOTE: To see non-Arbuckle usage of this supposedly copyrighted Arbuckle illustration,
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