A. G. SPALDING & BROS
Were Awarded Highest Honors at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in competition with the world’s makers receiving a
(Superior to a Grand Prize)
[>>rthe brst, most complete and most attractive installation of Gymnastic Apparatus and Alh’elic Supplies shown at the Worlds Fair, and also a
for their e.thibil of alt kinds of Athklic Implements. Gymnastic Apparatus and Wearing Appaiei In the OLYMPIC GAMES, which extended over a period from May to November, 1904, every article used In the Stadium in connection with the games bore the Official Stamp of A. G. Spalding & Bros. GRAND PRIZE
A. G.Spaldsnc & Bros.
NIW YORK CHICAGO
Games «u Sports
THE SPALDING GYMNASIUM
- (he Worold’ Fair, St. Louis, was conceded by the roost
eminent physical directors ni the country to be a marvelous exhibit of gymnastic apparatus and progression in the manu facture of same many of the pieces being enliiely new and of novel construction, made especially with a view to econo my of space, now so necessary, owing to the advanced value ol properties where many of them must necessarily be located. The hundreds of gymnasts who competed in the différents events in the Stadium during the year proclaimed the apparatus made by A. G. Spalding & Bros, the best that I bey had ever worked on, and the team of German Turners that came to America especially to compete in the Internatio nal Championships at St. Louis on July 1 and 2, .904, reqaesled that they be permitted to use the apparatus of the Spalding gymnasium exhibit in the gymnastic tournament, and at the conclusion of the two-day meeting volantarily for warded to A. G. Spalding & Bros, a testimonial highly complimenting the firm on the manufacture of their gymnastic apparatus. The same request was made by the Young Men’s Christian Association of America, and the apparatus was used by them for the championships wilh best results. In the International A. A.U. Championships AG. Spalding & Bros, apparatus v.-> likewise used, and the chairman of the commitee declared the apparatus to be the best ever used in connection with a championship meeting.
THE MODEL PLAYGROUND GYMNASIUM
’n the Model Playground on the Model Street at the World*» Fair was installed by A. G. Spalding & Bros., and during the season the apparatus was in constant use by hundreds of children each day. All the apparatus stood the test for during (he entire season not one piece of it. after the severest kind usage, was broken or displaced.
This latest recognition of SUPERIORITY and QUALITY, following so closely on the Paris Exposition, where A.G. Spal ding & Bros, were awarded the Grand Prire, establishes without doubt the position of this firm in the manufacturing and retailing of athletic goods as world’s leaders, aud places the implements tor sport that bear the Spalding Trade Mark beyond competition with all oth pits. At the Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, 1001, every article used in connection wilh ihe world’s championship games bore the Trade Mark of A. G. Spalding & Bros.
A. G. SPALDING & BROS
New-York, Chicago, Denver, San-Francisco, Montréal. 53-54-55 Fetter Lane. London.