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Image No: NA-5602-4

Title: Donald Stewart, Minto-Walsh County, North Dakota, USA.

Date: 1887

Remarks: Maternal grandfather of Stu Hart. He emigrated from Scotland to Ontario, Canada and then to North Dakota, where he served in the House of Representatives.
Later he moved to Saskatchewan, Canada, where his family homesteaded.

Subject(s): Pioneers / Scots in Canada / Scots in USA / Scots in Saskatchewan / Saskatchewan - Personalities

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Image No: NA-5602-66

Title: Joe "Toots" Mondt, American wrestler and promoter.

Date: 1915

Remarks: Note the cauliflower ears.
Joe "Toots" Mondt was trained by Jack Taylor.

Subject(s): Sports promoters / Wrestlers / USA - Personalities

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Image No: NA-5602-59

Title: Jack Taylor, Empire Wrestling Champion.

Date: [pre 1930]

Subject(s): Wrestlers / Sport clothes

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Image No: NA-5602-38

Title: Paul Boesch, USA wrestler and promoter.

Date: [ca. 1930s-1940s]

Photographer/Illustrator: Lothrop, Seattle, Washington, USA

Remarks: Paul Boesch, (1913?-1989), a native of the Bronx, New York, began his career in wrestling in 1932. He was active in wrestling through the late 1940's, with an interruption by Second World War. He settled in Houston, Texas and became a television announcer and promotional assistant for Morris Siegel.
After Siegel passed away in 1967, Boesch bought the promotion and was the leading promoter in Houston until August, 1987, when he retired. He was involved in the wrestling industry for over 55 years and was recognized as one of the most popular promoters in the modern era of wrestling.

Subject(s): USA - Personalities / Sports promoters / Wrestlers / Television personalities / Houston, Texas - Personalities

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Image No: NA-5602-5

Title: Stu Hart, undefeated Canadian amateur wrestling champion, Edmonton, Alberta.

Date: 1936

Remarks: Note beaded belt was handmade by Stu Hart.

Subject(s): Edmonton, Alberta - Personalities / Calgary, Alberta - Personalities / Wrestlers / Sport clothes

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Image No: NA-5602-8

Title: Edmonton girls' fastball team, Edmonton, Alberta.

Date: [ca.1938]

Remarks: Team was coached by Stu Hart.

Subject(s): Edmonton, Alberta - Personalities / Calgary, Alberta - Personalities / Sport clothes / Wrestlers / Baseball teams / Sports uniforms / Baseball coaches

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Image No: NA-5602-9

Title: Navy fastball team, Cornwallis?, Nova Scotia.

Date: [ca.1940s]

Remarks: Stu Hart, 3rd row, 1st on left.

Subject(s): Edmonton, Alberta - Personalities / Calgary, Alberta - Personalities / Wrestlers / Baseball teams / Sports uniforms / Canadian Navy - Officers / Canadian Navy - Uniforms / Canadian Navy - Personnel

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Image No: NA-5602-37

Title: Ray Nahani, Philadelphia wrestling promoter, left, and Jack Dempsey, right.

Date: [ca. 1940s]

Remarks: Dempsey was USA World Heavyweight Boxing Champion from 1919-1926.

Subject(s): Boxers (Sports) / USA - Personalities / Sports promoters / Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - Personalities

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Image No: NA-5602-39

Title: Jack Dempsey, left, and Stu Hart.

Date: [ca. 1940s-1950s]

Subject(s): USA - Personalities / Wrestlers / Boxers (Sports) / Edmonton, Alberta - Personalities / Calgary, Alberta - Personalities

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Image No: NA-5602-65

Title: Stu Hart.

Date: [ca. 1940s]

Remarks: Early promotional photograph.

Subject(s): Wrestlers / Edmonton, Alberta - Personalities / Calgary, Alberta - Personalities

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