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08-17-2007, 01:55 PM
Posted By: <b>Keith</b><p>Just wanted to share some of the photos I picked up recently. I love these old football photos but am running out of room <img src="/images/sad.gif" height=14 width=14><br /><br />1. 1894 Nebraska U. Football player Otis Whipple<br /><img src="http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n193/kjjavic/NebraskaCabinet.jpg"><br /><br />2. 1893 University of Penn football player<br /><img src="http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n193/kjjavic/PennCabinetPhoto.jpg"><br /><br />3. 1898 Purdue University End Rushers photo (thanks to board member Tom for this one) With the help of Purdues sports information department, I identified the players as J.W. Raub and W. Galloway, the starting ends for the 1898 team.<br /><img src="http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n193/kjjavic/PurdueCabinetphoto.jpg"><br /><br />4. 1892 Lake Forest College football team photo - I am guessing by the looks of them that this team wasn't the toughest out there.<br /><img src="http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n193/kjjavic/LakeForest.jpg"><br /><br />5. 1898 Milton Academy football team photo. This is a very large photo with teh board measuring about 20.5 inches by 16.5 inches. Is there a name for a photo this size? Imperial cabinet?<br /><img src="http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n193/kjjavic/1898MAAphoto1.jpg"><br /><br />thanks guys<br />Keith

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08-17-2007, 03:58 PM
Posted By: <b>Dan Bretta</b><p>Great photos Keith....might I ask where you obtained the photo of the Bugeater (Husker)?

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08-17-2007, 04:10 PM
Posted By: <b>boxingbaseballgolf33</b><p>I do not think the 1892 Lake Forest College football team won too many games. They do not look very mean at all, Red Grange would eat them up by himself - Great photos<br /><br />Jimmy

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08-17-2007, 04:10 PM
Posted By: <b>boxingbaseballgolf33</b><p>Any colleges from New England?<br /><br />How do you know the last photo is Milton Academy - Massachusetts?

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08-17-2007, 11:35 PM
Posted By: <b>Keith</b><p>Thanks for the comments guys.<br /><br />I picked up the Nebraska photo on ebay, but it wasn't identified well at all. I found an 1894 team photo online and id'd Whipple from that.<br /><br />Although its hard to tell in the digital photo I posted (and the photo is too big to scan on my scanner), the ball is marked with a MAA and 98, with MAA standing for either Milton Academy Athletics or Milton Athletic Association. The photo has a Boston area photographers mark.<br /><br />The closest I have to a New England college photo is a circa 1895 Colgate team photo, although I do have 7 different Saint Marks School (of Southborough Mass) photographs from 1906 and 1907.

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08-17-2007, 11:42 PM
Posted By: <b>Dan Bretta</b><p>Otis Whipple played Tackle and End for the Huskers in 1893 and 1894...he apparently was a great player, but didn't really see football as all that big of a deal as he was quoted as saying "Whether or not a man plays football in college is mere incident in his life."<br /><br />Great photo and great pickup...I know lots of Husker fans who would love to have that photo in their collection.