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Pug Runs With the Ball: 1923

Pug Runs With the Ball: 1923

September 29, 1923. Washington, D.C. "Georgetown-G.W. game. DuFour of Georgetown carrying ball." Georgetown's Hilltoppers, with "Pug" DuFour at quarterback, prevailed over the Hatchetites (George Washington University) 20-0. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.


Look at the mug on the guy next to Pug

I don't know what it is -- his eyebrows or the overall expression -- but he's kind of Munchkin-like.

"Hilltoppers" and "Hatchetites"?

I wonder what those mascots might look like!

A wonderful photograph, though.

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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