PHOTO OF THE 1896 OTTAWA HOCKEY CLUB AFFIXED TO A VINTAGE BACKING THAT HAS THE AUTOGRAPH OF THE TEAM'S GOALTENDER, FRED CHITTICK DATED 1892.
The photo appears to be a vintage copy, possibly from a book or other vintage publication. It pictures the players from the 1896 Ottawa Hockey Club. Left to Right they are:
- HARVEY PULFORD - HOCKEY HALL OF FAME
- HARRY WESTWICK - HOCKEY HALL OF FAME
- FRED CHITTICK - GOALTENDER
- CHARLES SPITTAL
- WELDON YOUNG
The photo was cut at the based then mounted onto a vintage cabinet card that features the original autograph of Fred Chittick, goaltender for the Ottawa Hockey Club from 1895-1901.
This is one of the oldest known autographs for a player who played in the big leagues.