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:
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!
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.