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Picture 1928

Postby liam stephens on Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:16 am

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Re: Picture 1928

Postby Palomino on Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:57 am

Best that i can tell, there's a Black man on square 3 (not a King) so the boy must be playing the Black side. I don't see any White men on the board and the girl looks so happy. So maybe she has just won a game of Suicide Checkers.

What do you think Liam?
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Re: Picture 1928

Postby Ingo_Zachos on Thu Nov 20, 2014 11:07 am

She is happy, because after 3x10 she wins by 15x9...
You can rent this space for advertising, if you like!
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Re: Picture 1928

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Thu Nov 20, 2014 11:20 am

Position on the board is something like this ...

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Girl is winning - that's why she is happy.

What I also like - it's price: 5 cents :D

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Re: Picture 1928

Postby liam stephens on Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:12 pm

I'm afraid I was much more interested in looking at those diamond patterned socks the boy is wearing. :D
Reminded me of Ciurlionis' Sonata of the Pyramids.
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Re: Picture 1928

Postby George Hay on Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:05 am

Liam, thanks for posting this vintage magazine cover. I have not seen this before!
That is very good attention to detail by the artist Sambrook; the artist knows his checkers!
Of course, the year 1928 places it in the era of the Great Gonotsky!

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Re: Picture 1928

Postby liam stephens on Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:46 am

Hi George,
If you have a look at ebay, there is another picture (an ad for Fisk Tires) with exactly the same board position as in the one above.
Probably by the same artist, though not named on this one.
See: http://www.ebay.com/itm/FISK-TIRE-AD-19 ... 56646e6713

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Re: Picture 1928

Postby George Hay on Sat Nov 22, 2014 4:19 pm

That girl must have learned checkers from her grandpa, smart kid! :)

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