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    Rare 1880's Lafayette College U.S. Rugby Cabinet Photos Pair (2). Lafayette is among the oldest college football programs in the United States making it's gridiron debut in 1882. This auction features a pair of rare Lafayette College cabinet photos. Both have Alex L. Pach Studios of Easton, PA mounts. The oval shaped ball seen in both images and the distinct cap with tassel in the one portrait tells us these are portraits of a member of the Lafayette rugby team. Despite our efforts, we have been unable to identify the athlete conclusively. Rugby was introduced to the United States in the mid-nineteenth century making these early photographs of the sport in the US. Both cabinets have been exposed to moisture. The card mounts show layering and we can assume layers and the photos them elves have probably been re-glued. We can not guarantee they are original to the photos. Altered with original 19th Century images.

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    June, 2013
    30th Sunday
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