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 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. anyjazz
    Nov 14, 2016 @ 09:07:30

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


  2. IntenseGuy
    Nov 14, 2016 @ 11:08:16

    The uniform might go back as far as 1900…


    • Mrs Marvel
      Nov 15, 2016 @ 09:12:02

      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. Far Side of Fifty
    Nov 14, 2016 @ 20:23:48

    Great old sports related photo:)


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