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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • VAN HOUTEN'S COCOA, c. 1890

The Fake: 1957

The Fake: 1957

"Athletes from various colleges demonstrating a variety of football moves." Who'll be the first to name that team? 35mm Kodachrome by Marvin E. Newman for the Look magazine assignment "1957 Football Forecast." View full size.

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Orange and Black

Many universities that use Orange and Black as their color scheme had a Princeton Grad running the early football program. For example, the Oklahoma State Cowboys were at one time the Tigers (thus leading to the long term Tiger Drug Store in Stillwater).

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Tiley in 1959--fullback Princeton

Go Tigers!

I agree, looks like Princeton to me.

Princeton -- Ivy League Champs in 1957

Fred Tiley?

My Guess

Dear old UVa?

Rah! Rah! Sis boom bah!

Syracuse it is.

Unless It's a Fake

Princeton.

Could It Be?

Oklahoma State University?

I'll have a go

The University of Illinois?

rr3

Syracuse ?

Rah! Rah! II

Oregon State Beavers!

Rah! Rah!

Princeton Tigers!

 
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