Bath Roller Polo Broadside, ca. 1905

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Bath Roller Polo Broadside, ca. 1905

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This record was added to Maine Memory Network through the efforts of a student at Bath Middle School.


Found in the late Harry Webber's scrapbook, this purple broadside advertises a Bath vs. Rockland roller polo game, played at Bath's Alameda Opera House.

Bath won its first home game 5-4. Tickets for this game were sold at Walter Webber's drugstore; Harry Webber, who was the manager of the team, was Walter Webber's son.

The fourth player from the top, Walter Murtaugh, was a resident of Bath for several years. He originally came to Bath in 1899 to play for the Alamedas, the Bath polo team at the time. Murtaugh played halfback, and was described in his obituary as "the best defenseman in the entire Maine League."

Popular from about 1880-1910, roller polo was a fast-paced game, similar to ice hockey or field hockey.

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About This Item

  • Title: Bath Roller Polo Broadside, ca. 1905
  • Creation Date: circa 1905
  • Subject Date: circa 1905
  • Town: Bath
  • County: Sagadahoc
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 26.8 cm x 18.4 cm x .03 cm
  • Local Code: Private Collection HW
  • Collection: Private Collection
  • Object Type: Text

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