Thursday, April 28, 2016

Hockey Hall of Fame Photos From Collections Canada

Edouard 'Newsy' Lalonde in his mid-70s
I've been sifting through Library and Archives Canada hockey photos on the Collections Canada website and found these awesome ones from the early 1960's. They are all from the early 1960's (the Hall opened in 1961). I find it pretty cool seeing some of hockey's greats in these photos. Even though they are 30 or 40 years removed from active playing, a good hockey fan can still recognize them.
Two of the greatest defencemen of alltime, Eddie Shore at right, King Clancy 3rd from right.
Art Ross, Lloyd Turner, Lester Patrick, W.A. Hewitt, Newsy Lalonde, 'Red' Dutton on Opening night, 1961
As a kid, I remember going to the old Hockey Hall of Fame at the Canadian National Exhibition grounds in Toronto. I went pretty much every year in the 1980's and judging by these photos, it looked pretty much the same as it did in the 60's. The Hall moved downtown in 1993, and the displays improved immeasureably.
Joe Malone in his early 70s and Aurel Joliat in his early 60s
Opening Ceremonies of The Hall. August 26, 1961
The Rocket, likely on his induction day in 1961 and Cyclone in his mid-70s
The Trophy Room

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