Cornell v. Penn Football Program 1921 - John Heisman
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Cornell v. Penn Football Program 1921. This game was played on Thanksgiving Day at Franklin Field, as was the tradition, as the weather at Cornell was not as predictable. Cornell and Penn have played the game in Philadelphia 68 consecutive times. Since the 1970s games have been held at both Ithaca and Philadelphia. Penn's rivalry with Cornell is the fifth most played college football rivalry of all time. Their first game was in 1893 and they have played every year since, except in 1918. Since 1995, the winner of the Cornell-Penn football game has been awarded the Trustees' Cup. Nice black and white pictures of each team and individual players. Full of nice vintage advertisements including a real beauty for Cleveland Six automobiles. 48 pages, in good condition overall, some wear to cover as seen in the image. Only other defect is some writing in red on pages 12, 13 and 18, the latter of which is a picture of some Penn players standing with the leather head uniforms on. The nice cover illustration shows a male and female fan in period clothing cheering on Penn. Full of articles and history of Penn football and the Cornell-Penn rivalry. Includes an illustration of the new Penn boat house along the Schuykill, French Field Marshal Ferdinand Foch receiving an honorary law degree from Penn, an aerial view of Franklin Field, an action shot of a game against Dartmouth (rare for action photos to be in football programs in the 1920s). The program also has a picture of John Heisman (Penn 1892), who served as Penn's head football coach. A fabulous old program. Although there were no national rankings of college teams in 1921, Cornell won all eight games including beating Penn 41-0 and was retroactively awarded national champion status for the season.