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Scarce 1912 Jim Thorpe and Lewis Tewanima Carlisle Indians Real Photo Postcards Pair

Lot Number 1462

Quantity: Bid Starts: 11/02/2015 12:00:00 
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Description

Under the guidance of Carlisle Coach Pop Warner, these fabled figures took U.S. Track and Field to new heights. Tewanima, a cult favorite among modern-day Carlisle collectors, placed 9th in the marathon at the 1908 London Olympics, and then won silver in the 10,000m at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics, where Thorpe famously took gold in the decathlon and pentathlon. Credited to photographer "Hensel," this virtually never-seen postcard pair measures approx. 3-1/4 x 5-1/4" and features incredible image quality in terms of both clarity and contrast. Frontal display quality averages EX, with heavy album-mounting remnants/wear on reverse.



 
 
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