Intriguing 1918 Photo

Bob Jewett

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According to the Blue Star Mother's web site, the organization did not exist in 1918.

It sure looks cold in the Liberty Hut.
 

JAM

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That's actually a very cool photo site. They have some excellent vintage photos on a variety of topics.

Check out this one with the pool boys called "Our Gang" from 1909: One way to control the street boys. A common scene in the Bancroft-Foote Boys Club, New Haven, Connecticut.

Look at this beautiful table with inlays.
 

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JAM

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There's something just plain creepy about this dude:

New York, 1909. Balkline billiards champion Calvin Demarest, six years before he was committed to an insane asylum after attacking his wife with a knife. He died in 1925 at the age of 37.

You can tell he's hiding something the way he's holding his hands in this picture. :eek::eek:
 

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JAM

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This Calvin has creepy eyes: Noted Billard Player Expires in Illinois Insane Asylum": CHICAGO, Feb. 22. Calvin S. Demarest, former amateur champion billiard player and later a professional, died at the Elgin Asylum for the Insane last night. Demarest suffered a nervous breakdown last June and attacked his wife with a knife. She was saved from serious injury by Demarest's mother. The billiardist was taken for treatment to a rest cure, but failed to improve and was removed to the asylum. As it turned out, Calvin was very much alive. In 1925, though, he died before his time.
 

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pt109

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There's something just plain creepy about this dude:

New York, 1909. Balkline billiards champion Calvin Demarest, six years before he was committed to an insane asylum after attacking his wife with a knife. He died in 1925 at the age of 37.

You can tell he's hiding something the way he's holding his hands in this picture. :eek::eek:

You know what pool players are like, JAM...:rolleyes:
..they're liable to over-cut anything
 

Ed Wiggins

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More Shorpy

This is from another post in the Billiard and Pool History section:

Just a sample of the great collection of old time photos from Shorpy.
There is a reference to "pool" or "billiards" in each one.

Lots of awnings and overhead wires.
Everyone wore a hat.

http://www.shorpy.com/node/10521?size=_original
http://www.shorpy.com/node/10309?size=_original
http://www.shorpy.com/node/10281?size=_original
http://www.shorpy.com/node/10248?size=_original
http://www.shorpy.com/node/10184?size=_original
http://www.shorpy.com/node/10124?size=_original
http://www.shorpy.com/node/10458?size=_original
http://www.shorpy.com/node/10039?size=_original
http://www.shorpy.com/node/9980?size=_original
http://www.shorpy.com/node/9944?size=_original
http://www.shorpy.com/node/9940?size=_original
http://www.shorpy.com/node/9871?size=_original
http://www.shorpy.com/node/9869?size=_original
http://www.shorpy.com/node/9841?size=_original
http://www.shorpy.com/node/9719?size=_original
http://www.shorpy.com/node/9674?size=_original
http://www.shorpy.com/node/9426?size=_original
http://www.shorpy.com/node/9369?size=_original
http://www.shorpy.com/node/8216?size=_original
http://www.shorpy.com/node/7812?size=_original
http://www.shorpy.com/node/7731?size=_original
http://www.shorpy.com/node/7639?size=_original
http://www.shorpy.com/node/7632?size=_original
http://www.shorpy.com/node/7441?size=_original
http://www.shorpy.com/node/7380?size=_original
http://www.shorpy.com/node/6571?size=_original
http://www.shorpy.com/node/5229?size=_original
http://www.shorpy.com/node/5130?size=_original
http://www.shorpy.com/node/4493?size=_original
http://www.shorpy.com/node/4256?size=_original
http://www.shorpy.com/node/4232?size=_original
http://www.shorpy.com/node/4192?size=_original
http://www.shorpy.com/node/2863?size=_original
http://www.shorpy.com/node/2162?size=_original


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