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Albie Booth, Football Captain
1931
Photographer:Photographed by Unknown
Photography; gelatin silver print on paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 8 3/8 x 6 1/4in. (21.3 x 15.9cm) Sheet (height x width): 8 3/8 x 6 1/4in. (21.3 x 15.9cm)
Credit Line: Gift of the Minneapolis Public Library
Description: A young man wearing a football uniform stands in a grassy field holding a football in his right hand poised for a pass. He wears a long-sleeved jersey, shoulder pads, trousers with eyelets and laces, a leather belt, and socks. The background, which includes additional men, is out of focus. The photograph has been heavily retouched with ink around the central figure.
Subject Note: Albert J. Booth, Jr., "Albie Booth," was a three-sport captain and football star at Yale from 1929 to 1931. He scored all three touchdowns in the 21-13 upset of Army in 1930.
Inscription: On verso, inscribed in pencil, "2 col / cut / Sunday". Mimeographed label, "ASSOCIATED PRESS FROM NEW YORK / CAUTION WATCH CREDIT / BOOTH GETS INTO ACTION / NOT A MINOR ATTRACTION AT THE INITIAL FOOTBALL PRACTICE / AT YALE UNIVERSITY SEPTEMBER 15 WAS ALBIE BOOTH, CAPTAIN, / AND MAINSTAY OF THE TEAM. BOOTH REPORTED WITH 93 OTHER / CANDIDATES FOR THE COVETED "Y" AT NEW HAVEN, CONN. HE IS / SHOWN HERE PASSING. BOOTH IS CAPTAIN OF THIS YEAR'S TEAM. / ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTO / LAH 9/16/31 MET LIST CONN MASS". Accession number inscribed in pencil in right margin.
Object Number: 2001.136.9
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