C1883

The Canadian Game of La Crosse.

Scarce colonial era engraving of the game of Lacrosse In 1856, William George Beers, a Canadian dentist, founded the Montreal Lacrosse Club. In 1860, Beers codified the game, shortening the length of each game and reducing the number of players … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The Canadian Game of La Crosse.

Date:

C1883

Artist:

Unknown

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

230mm 
x 317mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Canadian Game of La Crosse. - Antique Print from 1883

Genuine antique
dated:

1883

Description:

Scarce colonial era engraving of the game of Lacrosse

In 1856, William George Beers, a Canadian dentist, founded the Montreal Lacrosse Club. In 1860, Beers codified the game, shortening the length of each game and reducing the number of players to 12 per team. The first game played under Beers’s rules was at Upper Canada College in 1867; they lost to the Toronto Cricket Club by a score of 3–1. The new sport proved to be very popular and spread across the English-speaking world; by 1900 there were dozens of men’s clubs in Canada, the United States, England, Australia, and New Zealand. The women’s game was introduced by Louisa Lumsden in Scotland in 1890.

From the original edition of the Illustrated London News.

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