|Title||Porky Levine tending goal, probably in Seattle, 1929 |
|Caption||Canadian hockey goal tender, Samuel 'Porky' Levine, was on loan from the Detroit Olympics to the Seattle Eskimos for part of the 1928-1929 season and is credited for pulling the Eskimos out of their slump of seven lost games in a row. Well-known for the then-new technique of falling on the ice in front of the goal, Porky was threatened with fines and suspensions from the league. Proud of his Jewish heritage but modest about his abilities, Porky used interviews to talk about other Jewish athletes and the Jewish community in general. As a young boy on a baseball team trip, the hosts served pork which Samuel politely refused to eat thus earning him the nickname of 'Porky' that stuck. Porky played only the one season for the Eskimos, however, he returned to Seattle in 1943 to play with the Lake Washington Shipyards which was a City Hockey League team.|
This 1929 photo, Porky is showing his famous, and then-new, technique of falling down on the ice in front of the goal that gained him reprimands from the league.
|Notes||Caption information sources: Jeff Obermeyer; Interview in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.|
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): March 6, 1929.
|Subjects||Ice hockey players--Washington (State)--Seattle; Sports--Washington (State)--Seattle; Ice skating rinks--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Personal Names||Levine, Samuel |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5G.1478 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 glass negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 600 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |