Ontario B&W photo of Norfolk Women’s Ice hockey team c.1920

$200.00 CAD

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Black and white studio photo of women’s hockey team and their coaches(?). Seven are dressed in their uniforms, wearing skates and holding hockey sticks, the goalie seated at centre.

The woman who is second from right in the middle row is the photographer’s wife Lillie Maud.

The five women in the back row are wearing winter clothing and three of them are holding hockey sticks. Note that one stick is labeled ‘Mic Mac’.

The Front of their uniforms has an ‘N’, for ‘Norfolk’.

RARE photo of early days of women's hockey!

Written on LR corner of photo ‘Moore Photo Written on paper backing ‘Moore Simcoe Ont.

Photo is glued to thick paper backing

Mounted in frame, no glass.

Photo is 19 x 24 cm, frame 34 x 39 cm

(Red text is an electronic watermark that is not physically part of the photo for sale)



Everett Stanley Byrd Moore (1875-1950) who was in his 76th year, was born in London, Ont…possessed a latent talent for photography and in early years he was associated with such well-known Toronto firms as Lyonde and Farmer Brothers. He spent six years with Swift Co. in Chicago and some time in Hamilton before coming to Simcoe 48 years ago (1902) to purchase the studio formerly owned by S. G. Asseltine.

Since coming to Simcoe, Mr. Moore has given a lifetime of service to the task of photographing citizens of Norfolk and doing commercial photography for business and industrial firms in the town and district. Practically every prominent Norfolk citizen of the past half-century had been photographed by him and he became recognized as one of the most talented portrait photographers in Southern Ontario. His excellent photography won him numerous awards in province-wide competition under auspices of the Ontario Society of Photographers. His exhibits were outstanding features of the Norfolk County Fair and he never missed one in the 48 years.



In 1863, the Starr Manufacturing Company in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, began to sell the Mic-Mac Hockey Stick nationally and internationally. Hockey became a popular sport in Canada in the 1890s,and through the first decade of the 20th century, the Mic-Mac was the best-selling hockey stick in Canada. By 1903, apart from farming, producing them was the primary occupation of the Mi'kmaq on reserves throughout Nova Scotia. In 1927 the department of Indian Affairs for Nova Scotia noted that the Mi'kmaq remained the "experts" at making hockey sticks. Mi'kmaq continued to make hockey sticks until the 1930s, when the product was industrialized