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A look back at the rugged elegance of football before primetime
Forget broadcasting rights, a national league, or a Super Bowl — these men played in a simpler world
 

Harvard's football team practices. | (CC BY: The Library of Congress)



Individual portrait. | (CC BY: The Library of Congress)



Brown University players Leslie Russell Clark and Leonard Hulit Norcross. | (CC BY: The Library of Congress)



Game between Washington & Jefferson College and Rutgers University. | (CC BY: The Library of Congress)



Army takes on Yale University, at West Point. | (CC BY: The Library of Congress)



Players at Columbia University. | (CC BY: The Library of Congress)



Practice at Yale University. | (CC BY: The Library of Congress)

 
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