Monday, August 5, 2019

Oshawa Postcard Mailer circa 1948

  

A postcard type mailer with many/most of the wrestlers that had appeared in Oshawa up to this point 1948 or so. 

Wrestling's Big Three Whipper Watson - Lou Thesz - Wild Bill Longson

Interesting to see the Ontario Athletic Commission (OAC) referees listed. Al 'Bunny Dunlop' Bert 'The Little Flower of Uxbridge' Maxwell, and Ernie Powers were all regular refs in Toronto and on the circuit. Former boxing champs Joe Sharkey and Jack Dempsey refereed many bouts in Ontario while Ed 'Strangler' Lewis did occasional guest spots (some while legally blind!). Ben Fallman may be the Oshawa ref that shows up in many photos. 

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