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Can I Go Home Now?

Can I Go Home Now?

October 23, 1914. "Clark." I just know there's someone out there who can tell us exactly who this is. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. [Update: Clark (actually Clarke) was, in the words of the New York Times, the "brilliant freshman quarterback" who played for Brown University against Cornell at the Polo Grounds on October 24, 1914. No first name though.]

 

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Sock

That's probably an Ace bandage.

Clarke Socke

I'm guessing it sort of looks like a compression bandage for his ankle... if you look closely you can tell it's on top of his sock and seems to be "wrapped" sideways.

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Pat

Love the mismatched socks!

Love the mismatched socks! A lot of those old footballers were eccentric to say the least!

[I don't know if they're mismatched. He seems to be wearing two socks on his left foot. - Dave]

Clark

Yikes. Glad I don't have the ball.

Clark

I don't know who he is, but he looks like he could've had a promising career in horror films! Reminds me of Lurch from the Addams Family.

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