Amazing original cabinet photo of Art Gagne as a member of the WCHL Champion Edmonton Eskimos 1922-23
Art Gagne was the leading scorer for the 1922-23 Edmonton Eskimos who would compete for the 1922-23 Stanley Cup final vs the powerhouse Ottawa Senators losing a closely fought series. Art Gagne started his professional career for the Edmonton Eskimos in 1921-22 and would continue playing in the WCHL with the Eskimos and the Regina Capitals until the league folded in 1926. At this time the players of the WCHL were scooped up by the NHL franchises. Gagne landed with the Montreal Canadiens where he remained until 1929-30. He then moved to the Boston Bruins briefly before being traded to the Ottawa Senators. He finished his NHL career with the Detroit Falcons in 1932. He then finished his pro career with the NWHL Edmonton Eskimos and Seattle Seahawks from 1932-36.
Gagne was a prolific scorer and scored 20 goals for the Montreal Canadiens in 1927-28. A diminutive 5'7" he was an underrated star of his era.
This photo is in mint condition and is housed in its original cabinet. The photo is 7 X 9 3/4" on heavy cream toned paper stock. It is set into a gate fold cabinet that opens up to form a standup picture. There is a decorative 6 sided emblem on the cover. The word "hockey" is noted in pencil on the cabinet cover (very hard to see) and "Gange" is noted in pencil on the back of the cabinet.
A very rare original photo of this professional star player of the 1920's