20 Vintage Red Man Chewing Tobacco Ads

The Red Man brand of chewing tobacco was first introduced to the US in 1904. Promotional activities tied-in with rural and outdoor sporting events was a main stay of Red Man s marketing strategy. From 1952 to 1955, Red Man produced a series of baseball cards, the only tobacco company to do so after 1920. The sets are valuable due to the appearance of top players including Stan Musial, Yogi Berra and Willie Mays.1 Red Man also sponsored other sporting events such as Red Man All-American Pulling Series, a tractor pulling competition and the “Red Man All-American Bass Championship”, a fishing competition.













National League Player #25. Willie Mays, Outfield, New York Giants. The return of Willie from his hitch in the Army bodes good things for the 1954 Giants. When Willie joined the team in 1951, after hitting.477 for 35 games in Minneapolis – the Giants weren’t doing so well. however, as all fans know, they wound up the year with a pennant. Willie loves to play ball, and his fielding is wonderful . He once caught a ball on the run in deep center at the Polo Grounds, whirled and threw a perfect strike to the plate to catch a man trying to score from third after the catch. This was in a vital game with Brooklyn in 1951.

American League Player #17. Joe Coleman, Pitcher, Baltimore Orioles. Joe made a fine comeback in 1954, overcoming a sore arm that had threatened to finish his career. He appeared in 33 games for the Orioles, a weak hitting team, and won 13, losing 17. He gave up 184 hits in 221 innings pitched, and struckout 103. The preceding season with the Philadelphia Athletics Joe appeared in 24 games, winning 3 and losing 4.

(Courtesy of Stanford Research)

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52 Pictures Show Evolution of North Carolina’s Cheerleaders Over 100 Years

These pictures from North Carolina Digital Heritage Center that show how North Carolina cheerleaders have changed throughout the 20th century.

Wake Forest College, 1922
Cheerleads, Anderson, Newkirk, Lucke, Pleasants, Budd
Guilford College, 1937
Western Carolina University, 1940. Cheer Leadessrs: Biebinger, Bennett, Coggins, Sandlin, Stafford, Bird
Univeristy of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1942
Mars Hill College, 1945
High Point College, 1946. Football Cheer Leaders: Maxine Aldridge, Chief: “Pinky” Hedrick, Jane Bland, Nellie Allen, Bronson Matney, Mary Baucom.
Asheville-Biltmore College, 1948
E.E. Smith Senior Hight School, 1948
Elizabeth City State Teachers College, 1949
Wake Forest College, 1952
Davidson College, 1925
High Point College, 1953
Rocky Mount High School, 1954
East Carolina College, 1955
Elizabeth City State Teachers College, 1957
Wingate College, 1957
Shaw University, 1961
Western Carolina University, 1962
Catawba College, 2010
Davidson College, 2009
Mars Hill College, 2007
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, 2005
Appalachian State University, 2004
Mars Hill College, 2003
Western Carolina University, 1997
Fayetteville State University, 1997
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1991
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1989
Fayetteville State University, 1988
High Point University, 1984
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, 1967
High Point College, 1969
Shaw University, 1970
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, 1973
Fayetteville State University, 1974
University of North Carolina at Asheville, 1976
Campbell College, 1979
Montreat-Anderson College, 1979
Western Carolina University, 1981
Lenoir-Rhyne University, 1983
North Carolina Wesleyan College, 1986
Appalachian State Teachers College, 1932
Wake Forest College, 1931
Pfeiffer College, 1965
Shaw University, 1965
Guilford College, 1927
Mars Hill College, 1996

Rare Vintage Photos From The History of Skiing

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The history of skiing, believe-it-or-not stretches over almost five millennia! Based on ancient paintings it is believed that skiing was first practiced in China, of all places.  Modern skiing, however, started in Scandinavia.  The word “ski” is Norwegian and means “split piece of wood.”  Early skiers used only one pole and it wasn’t until about 1741 that two poles were used on the slopes.  In his article The French Connection: The First Winter Games, author E. John B. Allen notes:

The generation of men and women who took to recreational skiing on the Continent prior to the World War I looked to Scandinavia as the fount of all things skiing, northern countries with a five-thousand-year head start in utilitarian and sporting activities. The Continent’s military noted the effectiveness of Norwegian ski troops and eventually emulated the notion, Russian, German, Austrian, Swiss and Italian regiments were experimenting with ski troops in the 1890s. The English were contemplating training ski soldiers to guard India’s Himalayan frontier. The French soon followed. Toward the close of the 1800s, Italian-French border relations had taken on a wary unease. The Revue Alpine of 1901 noted that France and Italy had designated frontier zones in which civilians were not allowed. It was natural then that French military officers stationed in the alpine forts had begun by 1891 to consider using ski troops to patrol the alpine border

The main types of skiing are Alpine, Nordic and Telemark.  In today’s Winter Olympics the disciplines include: cross-country, ski jumping, Nordic combined, Alpine Skiing, Speed skiing, Freestyle skiing and Snowboarding. Different skiing techniques include: the Carve turn Jump, turn Parallel, turn Pivot, turn Snowplough, Stem christie, Ski school, and Ski simulator.

The history of skiing is a fascinating one as demonstrated in these old pictures.

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Local schoolchildren of North Conway, New Hampshire, have ski races on Saturdays on Cranmore Mountain, 1939
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Ski trail on way up Mount Mansfield, Smuggler’s Notch, near Stowe, Vermont, 1939
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Woodstock, Vermont has nine ski towns and is generally very crowded with skiers on weekends, 1939
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Dickinson farm and ski town tow, which costs him about one thousand dollars to install three years ago. This is the first season he has made money on it, but business in increasing rapidly now. He has a small dairy, and until last year when the hurricane wiped out his entire grove of sugar maple, he used to make and sell syrup. Lisbon, New Hampshire , 1940
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Skiers on porch of Mr. Dickinson’s home in Lisbon, Franconia, New Hampshire. He installed a ski tow on his property three years ago costing around one thousand dollars, and this is the first year he has made any money on it, but business is increasing rapidly now. He has a small dairy farm and until the hurricane last year destroyed his entire grove of maple trees, he made and sold maple syrup. 1939
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President & Mrs. Coolidge on skis on the White House lawn during visit of members of the National Ski Assn., Dec. 18, 1924
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Goldes hunter on skis on ice floe, with spear and rifle, 1895
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Captain Robert F. Scott on skis , 1910
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John Haugen – Edmonton Ski Tournament, 1913
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The history of skiing always involves learning to ski, Quebec, 1900
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Ironwood ski slide, 1910
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Skiing in Quebec, Canada, 1915
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Anders Haugen, 1915



Rare Old Vintage Baseball Cards from 1887s

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Old vintage baseball cards were first issued during the 1880s when tobacco companies used them to promote sales. Although they also served periodically to stiffen soft cigarette packages, advertising was their primary function, for as early as 1887 cards and cigarettes were packed in more rigid “slide and shell” boxes which had no need for reinforcement. Although the cards vary in design and format, most are 2 5/8 x 1 1/2 inches, much smaller than today’s trading cards. Two exceptions are the large format sets of Turkey Red Cabinets and Old Judge Cabinets, produced as premiums in exchange for coupons distributed in cigarette packs (see information about the card sets in chronological order). Issued either as black-and-white photographs or color prints, the cards portray ballplayers both in action scenes and formal poses.

Great pitchers from the period include Cy Young, Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson, Smoky Joe Wood, Chief Bender, Joe McGinnity, Eddie Plank, Rube Marquard, and Rube Waddell, among others. Hall of Fame field players include King Kelly, Cap Anson, Home Run Baker, Dan Brouthers, Ed Delahanty, Eddie Collins, Buck Ewing, Wee Willie Keeler, Napoleon Lajoie, and Zack Wheat. Researchers may also find notable player partnerships, such as the immortal Cubs infield trio of Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers, and Frank Chance or the talented Red Sox outfield comprised of Tris Speaker, Duffy Lewis, and Harry Hooper. Connie Mack, John McGraw, and Charles Comiskey are among the game’s outstanding early managers depicted.

Charles Comiskey
O’Rourke, Catcher, New York
Johnston, Centre Field, Boston
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John M. Ward

Donnelly, Third Base, Washington
Donohue, Catcher, Mets, New York
Notice he doesn’t have a catcher’s mitt! Andrews, Fielder, Philadelphia
Wood, Left Field, Philadelphia
Fogerty, Right Field, Philadelphia
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Kilroy, Pitcher, Baltimore

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