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Scarce Circa 1890s Colgate University Football Players in Leather Uniforms Original Photo

Lot Number 898

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This matte-finish portrait does as good a job as any photo we've seen at documenting 19th-century gridiron regalia. The leather uniform of lace-up vests/smocks and reeded pants—plus the hardy high-top cleats and heavy wool varsity sweaters—are on full glorious display as if in a fashion shoot. Fallen leaves and a stone wall further add to the piece's vintage collegiate charm. Boasting a crystal-clear, high-quality image, the 7 x 9-1/2" photo rates EX-MT with a vertical line of toning to the right of center. Accompanied by a piece of the original studio mount with a "Colgate University" imprint and penciled "Stone's Studio" notation.



 
 
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