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Old 01-06-2019, 10:29 PM
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Another Native American. Tom Longboat, member of the Onondaga Nation in Canada. Won the 1907 Boston Marathon. He was allowed to compete for Canada at the 1908 Olympics despite very questionable amateur status. He would drop out at 20 miles. The postcard shows the marathoners leaving the grounds of Windsor Castle with Longboat (#72) at the lead on the left. Behind him is Dorando Pietri (#19) who was disqualified for being helped across the finish line at Wembley Stadium. This postcard was mailed from London to A. Roy Welton, the fourth place finisher in the race and the runner at the extreme right in the photo. I acquired Welton's 1908 Olympic scrapbooks which included this postcard, his Olympic competitor's numbers, his 1908 Boston Marathon number and 100 pages of newspaper articles on the Olympics.
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Old 01-09-2019, 11:23 PM
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Just a step back as I found my 1912 Inauguration of Olympic stadium ticket...hope to find my opening day ticket at some point! I have a piece of history relating to the building of the stadium in the form of a ‘lottery ticket’. A lottery was instituted to raise funds to build the stadium.

Lottery ticket and information about the lottery:







Inauguration ticket and postcards of inauguration:



Postcards etc...



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Old 01-13-2019, 12:11 AM
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After the Olympics the track team went on a 3 track meet and reception tour before returning to the U.S. One of those meets was on July 23, 1912 at Parc Pommery near Reims, France. Interesting to note is that a rested Jim Thorpe won the 100M Hurdles at the meet defeating Fred Kelly who was the Olympic champ. In a reception given by Coubertin the team and dignitaries were given bronze medallions/plaques to commemorate the event. Following is a postcard of Parc Pommery track meet and a medallion from the reception.










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Old 01-17-2019, 08:01 PM
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This is a 1912 Olympic Games Report Book Presentation Edition. It is one of 2500 deluxe copies that was bound in leather. These copies were presented to special dignitaries and financiers for the Olympics. This copy is attributed to Herman Gotthardt who was a world renowned art collector of Swedish, Finnish, Danish and Norwegian art who helped finance the Olympics. These presentation editions along with those sold to the general public without the leather covers are some of the very few reports that list James Thorpe as winner of Pentathlon and Decathlon as early January 1913 is when the professional baseball scandal broke which led to his disqualification at the time. Any report after January 1913 didn’t list him as the winner. This one is in fantastic condition.









August 24, 1912 original photos of Thorpe in the New York ticker tape parade held for the victorious Olympic athletes. Thorpe is in lead car with the hat on.



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Old 01-20-2019, 12:15 AM
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My collecting focus is to try to recreate through items/memorabilia from events of Jim Thorpe’s life. Although this medal is not attributed to Thorpe himself..the following was a medal given to the victorious athletes from the citizens of NY upon their return from the Olympics. Thorpe would have received one just like it. The medal had a horizontal top bar with a pin in order to attach it to one’s clothing. I’ve been fortunate to pick up 2 of these. I’ve seen a pennant that was sold to commemorate the occasion also..just didn’t win that one. On the front it says...’New York Greetings’. On the back it says..’Presented By The Citizens Of The City Of New York Commemorating The “Home Coming” Of The Victorious American Team From The Olympic Games Stockholm 1912’



Cards numbered to 25,50,100:



Cards numbered to 99, 10:



Cards numbered to 5, 25:



Cards numbered to 25(spotlight), 25(Hawaiian), 50, 100, 599:






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Old 01-26-2019, 12:10 AM
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After a huge greeting by the citizens of NY, a ticker tape parade and meeting the mayor..the team sat down to Reception and Dinner at the Terrace Garden. Shown here is a program and dinner menu of that occasion. Take note of one of the menu items....’Sorbet—-James Thorpe ‘!









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Old 02-02-2019, 10:39 PM
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Next up is an original Postcard of Thorpe posing at the Hensel studio in Carlisle, PA.



Remake of postcards of the homecoming at Carlisle. Pierson K Miller was a councilman in Carlisle, PA who made these reprints happen. Anybody know anything else about them?



Cards numbered 2000, 100, 50:




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