On Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks will face off against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX. Whether you are a fan of Tom Brady and the Patriots or your allegiances lie with the defensive-minded Seahawks, the game (and accompanying commercials, half-time show, and viewing parties) should result in an entertaining and fun event. To celebrate, we are sharing several of our football prints- both antique and modern- on the blog. Enjoy!
Today we have a new P/P post, featuring two prints of football. With every fall season comes the beginning of a new football season, as each team, professional or collegiate, rests their hopes of a winning season on new players and reinvented plays and strategies. Here, we relive the old days of football through prints, when collegiate teams and young American leagues were still augmenting their rules and style of play.
Image on Left: A Practice Game at Yale. By the Champion Foot-ball Eleven. By Frederick Remington. Published by Harper’s Weekly. Wood engraving, 1888.
Image on Right: Missing the Tackle. By Rosamund Tudor. Sepia etching, c.1930.
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