When the National Hockey League first started, hockey goalies had to stay on their feet at all times. Requiring goalies to remain standing contributed to high scoring games – and cheating. Because goalies were allowed to “accidentally” fall to the ice. So some goalies got very good at accidentally falling down, and timing it just right so their bodies just so happened to block an incoming puck. Oops!
The rule was changed partway through the very first NHL season.
A shield to protect the face during snow storms. Canada, 1939.
The Ottawa Citizen, Ontario, November 20, 1931
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This bizarre photograph from 1917 depicts a time traveler?
Miners and packers climbing the Chilkoot Pass between Canada and Alaska during the Klondike Gold Rush, September 1898
Enjoying the snowbank, Quebec, Canada, March 1955.
Hoisting up a giant crest in preparation for the Royal Visit to Ottawa, Canada in 1939.
The Montgomery Advertiser, Alabama, February 27, 1929
Fred Herzog’s early color street photographs of Canada from the 1950s and 1960s.