Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past


Now that the Cubs have won the World Series, it’s time for football! This is from an era when padding and helmets were not anything like what our players wear today, and CTE was not even on the radar as a possible complication for boys in their futures. This young fellow looks ready to hit the gridiron and score! Do you think he was the QB or a lineman? Based on the photo style, I’m suggesting the 1920s or 1930s. I can’t make out the photographer’s signature in the lower right corner.

4 thoughts on “Football

  1. anyjazz says:

    The padding is not a lot different than they use today. Good find.


  2. IntenseGuy says:

    The uniform might go back as far as 1900…


    1. Mrs Marvel says:

      Yes, but the photo style doesn’t, so the photo itself is probably later. I’m not really sure about vintage football uniforms though. :-)


  3. Great old sports related photo:)


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