1907 Emanuel College Boy Postcards Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title Emanuel College Boy Postcards
Year 1907
Size 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
Images Color
Type Postcards
Number in Set

1907 Emanuel College Boy Postcards Overview

The bulk of the collegiate lithographic postcard issues revolving around football actually featured women instead of men. While some series’ depicted men, most were focused around female fans or cheerleaders.

This series bucked the trend a little featuring college guys. The men shown may not necessarily be athletes but this is considered a sports issue because the pictures of the men are surrounded by various pieces of sports equipment.

The postcards have a Polaroid-type appearance with a picture at the top and a large, thick white border at the bottom. Backs included a standard divided postcard design. The artist is unknown but the fronts and backs state that the publisher was the Emanuel Company.

Among the equipment are a football and baseball bat and ball. Other sports represented include golf, fencing, tennis, rowing, and lacrosse.

1907 Emanuel College Boy Postcards Checklist

Below are the postcards from this series that I have seen to date. Others likely exist.

  1. Columbia
  2. RPI
  3. Yale

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