Sunday, December 25, 2011
My Christmas Gift (To Me)
I don't know how I missed this for so long, but the ČTK -- the Czech press agency -- has a nice big chunk of its photo archive up on the web, going back to the earliest parts of the 20th century. So if you're like me, you're going to want to do a search on "hockey," go straight to page 5197, and start browsing backward. This is really fantastic stuff, if you're a giant nerd about old Czechoslovakian hockey. The photos are all watermarked, so I won't be wallpapering with them, but they're still great -- lots of pictures of ATK Praha and Tankista and Tatra Smichov and all those myth-shrouded clubs. There's even a shot with my main man Victor Lonsmin. Seriously, this will keep me entertained for weeks. Merry Christmas everyone!