Spring 2012 Catalog Auction > Sports > Football
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Lot 667: Fantastic 1886 Harvard Football Team Photograph
One year after Harvard's University Athletic Committee discontinued football, the team was reinstated and came back with a vengeance, hammering Exeter, 156-0 en route to 756 points in 14 games - a record that stands to this day. This incredible large cabinet photograph commemorating that juggernaut team is 100% original and from the time period. The front has fountain ink writing at the top, reading "Football team fall of 1886." Other than the writing, the image is NRMT, with the contrast and clarity being perfect! The writing on the back identifies this as the former property of Harvard athlete George S. Mumford. In all, 16 Crimson players and one coach are depicted. Measures 10 x 13.5".
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