Mr. Gordon Cumming

Posted on Monday, April 22nd, 2019 by John Wood
Mr. Gordon Cumming
Here we find Mr. Gordon Cumming, a real swash-buckler type who had many adventures hunting and trapping wild game in Africa and India. Somewhere along the way during his travels he learned how to expertly swing the heavy Indian clubs. In fact, on a trap back to London he gave an exhibition on club-swinging to the Prince of Wales. The above woodcut, from 1852, represents one of the first — if not THE first — representation of heavy club swinging ever represented in what could be called mainstream media.

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