A Novel Approach to Shirts and Skins

I’m still home sick, very fuzzy headed. Luckily I keep a stash of things to pull out on these occasions, things I don’t know anything about but which are interesting on their own. These two pictures came out of a “Miscellaneous” file in the R Association collection, hidden between some 8×12 public relations head shots of football players. They’re small and all scratched up and yet they’re still compelling:

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Same guys? I don’t know.

Why no shoes? I don’t know.

Are they even playing football? I don’t know.

They look great, though.

Bonus: Big Rock Candy Mountain!

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2 Responses to A Novel Approach to Shirts and Skins

  1. Owlcop says:

    Rugby perhaps?

  2. Steve Lukingbeal '76 Hanszen says:

    I would venture a guess that the picture was taken about 1955 and they were actually playing football. It looks like they were trying to catch and defend an errant pass in a six on six touch football game. The haircuts and sneakers scream mid 50s. Think of Elvis in his breakout year of 1956.

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