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Crowd sitting on bleachers watching a Thanksgiving Day, 1898, Stetson University football game on campus. A handwritten note reads "Bleachers an old athletic field which was located on the south side of the area where now are located Cummings Gym, Stover Theater, tennis courts and handball courts. The game may have been baseball or football. Both games were played as early as 1898. Since [the] date was Thanksgiving, it probably was football. Arrow points to Dr. Forbes" In addition to the crowd, a 19th century baby buggy and women's bicycle are visible.




Stetson University -- Football

Number of Images

2 images

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Front of Postcard


Stetson University - Archives and Special Collections, duPont-Ball Library, Stetson University, DeLand Fl 32723

Repository Collection

Stetson University Photograph Collection

CFM Storyline




Size of Original Image

10 cm. X 17 cm.

Rights Statement

All rights to images are held by the respective holding institution. This image is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. For permission to reproduce images and/or for copyright information contact Archives and Special Collections, duPont-Ball Library, Stetson University, DeLand, FL 32723 (386) 822-7181.

Digital Publisher

Electronically reproduced by the Digital Services unit of the University of Central Florida Libraries, Orlando, 2009.

Funding source

LSTA Grant 2008-2009

Digital Reproduction Specifications

Images scanned at 400 dpi on Kodak i200 series flatbed scanner.

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