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Junior Varsity: 1911

Junior Varsity: 1911

Washington, D.C., circa 1911. "Georgetown basketball." Our second look at the Georgetown Preparatory School JV squad. Harris & Ewing. View full size.

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You would think Coach Eraserhead would have put a shine on his shoes for the formal portrait. And every boy is pushing out on his biceps to make them look larger except for the second boy from the left. He appears to have eaten his Wheaties.

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I guess eveyone played all game, no subs. It looks like the first boy on the right was wearing the "Air Jordans" of his day.

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Hey coach, have I got a girl for you. You may have to wait a few years until she gets home. She's in France driving an ambulance for the YMCA.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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