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Game Day: 1939

Game Day: 1939

November 1939. Durham County, North Carolina. "Cars parked along the highways on day of Duke-Carolina football game, near Duke University Stadium." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

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Much has changed

I live just a few miles from the Duke campus, and can't imagine where this photo was taken.

I Thought

Parking Lots had been invented by then.

No. 7 v. No. 13

This game, on Nov. 18, 1939, was a major Southern Conference showdown between seventh-ranked (and tied but undefeated) North Carolina and thirteenth-ranked Duke. Duke won, 13-3, causing it to leap to no. 8. Over 52,000 fans attended the contest. Wallace Wade's Blue Devils finished 8-1, and Raymond Wolf's Tar Heels finished 8-1-1.

Don't forget where we parked the car, Hon

Yes, Dear. Easy to find. It's the Black one.

80 years later —

No one going to that game in 2019 would be wearing a suit. We looked so much nicer back then. Sigh.

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