Gloria Brame, Ph.D.

Photo: The spankings of our forefathers

Filed By Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | June 18, 2010 10:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: early 20th century history, man on man, vintage, vintage male

Guessing these early 20th century (1905-1915) ball-players are engaging in a standard-for-the-day hazing ritual. It was fun deciphering the little note on the back of the card, urging the recipient to share a photo of his team as well. One can't help wondering if team-spankings were a common ritual. The spankee certainly seems proud of it.

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Back of the card - with the note - after the jump.

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The best thing about the invention of email is no longer having to sift through people's handwriting. SRSLY