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Irish-American Athletic Club Members in Advertisements
As some of the most prominent sporting figures of their day, athletes of the Irish-American Athletic Club were among the first sports celebrities to have endorsement deals – for products ranging from athletic gear to cigarettes. Below are some of the vintage ads that capitalized on the fame of the Irish-American Athletic Club members to sell products. (Click ad to see larger version).
Martin Sheridan Spalding & Bros. ad.
John J. Flanagan Spalding ad.