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Saturday, November 21, 2009

SHORPY Shot of the Day Nov 21

I love Shorpy.

1906. "Friends School football." Junior varsity team at the Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C.

A note about the objects hanging from the boys' necks, "The 1908 Sears, Roebuck catalogue says they're "Football Rubber Nose Masks. Made of finest rubber. Fastens around the head. Gives absolute protection to nose and teeth, and hangs by neck band when not in use. $1.40, + 14 cents postage."

1 comment:

  1. The guy all the way on the left has some huge ears, and a goofy looking hat.

    Had Jacques Plante not worn the goalie mask, I'm sure Jason would've been wearing one of the finest rubber masks that Sears, Roebuck could make instead.


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