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Game Day: 1911

Game Day: 1911

Washington, D.C. "Football -- Georgetown University game, 1911." CI years before Super Bowl XLVI. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.


Tail gates

Actually buckboard wagons had tail gates, didn't they? You could go to the game in your brand new Studebaker wagon.

Game location

Here is a little history on the location of the game:

A thoroughly modern innovation

Drive-in football. "Enjoy the game without leaving the comfort or security of your carriage or automobile!"

Let's have a Tailgate party

Oh wait, we can't, the Tailgate hasn't been invented yet.

Speaking of XLVI

My wife and I live about three miles from Lucas Oil Stadium, and we'll be pleased as punch when XLVI is finally relegated to the mists of History.

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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