Yale v. Princeton Football Program 1927 - John Held, Jr. Cover

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Cover illustration by John Held, Jr.
Yale v. Princeton Football Program 1927. November 12, 1927, game played at Yale. 84 page program in good condition. Fantastic cover illustration of a Yale fan and a Princeton fan cheering on a football player who is drawn as an oriental carcature (the black lines seen on the program are part of the design and not soiling). The cover engraving was done by John Held, Jr, the preeminent artist of the Jazz age who was widely published in The New Yorker, Harper's Bazaar, Life Magazine and Vanity Fair. Held was famous for his depiction of the popular Roaring Twenties dance 'The Charleston' and his depictions of college-age women and in particular "the flapper". Held was known for infusing his works with a sense of humor and this cover no doubt qualifies; he lived for many years in Westport, Connecticut. A fantastic art deco program. Princeton v. Yale is one of the oldest rivalries in college football, dating back to 1873.

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