Consistency is a double-edged sword in this project. Keeping the same look for years is a great tribute to tradition, but it also can suck some of the fun out of research. But it's still pretty cool to look at Princeton's late-40s uniform and see how little it changed until the 1970s. The orange helmet with the black stripe, the black tiger-striped shirt with white numbers, the light gray pants -- the basic template was in place by '47. Only a few minor changes (helmet numbers, face masks) were made over the next two decades or so.
|Princeton and Brown face off in 1947.|
Those Tiger numbers need their own zoning ordinance, they're so big.
|Against Penn, 1947. Daily Princetonian pix, BTW.|
There was no road jersey -- for some reason, many Ivy League schools (Princeton, Harvard, Yale, Columbia) considered it blow their dignity to have a white jersey, perhaps because they played so many home games back then. And check out the numbers on the back -- they're HY-OOGE! They shrank in '49.
|Against Rutgers, 1948, a zillion years before the Knights joined|
the Big Ten -- or B1G for those who watch too much ESPN.
On the prowl for more Princeton? Check these out: 2014, 2013, 1996, 1993-95, 1994, 1987-90, 1984-86, 1975-77, 1979-83, 1970-72, 1945-46. Rivalry week: Dartmouth-Princeton.