Friday, March 28, 2014

Follow up to "Disarmed, but no disabled"

 "An 1887 Police Gazette depiction of a game between the Snorkey's and the Hoppers.  Of the players on the Snorkey Club of Philadelphia (named for the one-armed hero of the drama "Under the Gaslight"), one had an arm off at the shoulder, another had a paralyzed arm, the rest were minus a hand; their opponents in a game of May 23, 1883, were the Hoppers, who were all one-legged or on crutches. In a reminder to modern readers of the brutality of the Industrial Age in American, both sides were said to consist wholly of former employees of the Pennsylvania Railroad."

 Thanks to John Thorn for sharing the above picture and description, in response to the post about one-armed Civil War veterans.

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