Show image list »
1917 Elmer Oliphant Army football photo...
Item # 681829
May 19, 1917
EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, May 19, 1917
* Elmer Oliphant - Army Cadets college football photo
Page 14 has a two column action photo of Elmer Oliphant with heading: "Oliphant Captain of Army Eleven" with brief text. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper. Rare as such.
Complete with 16 pages, small library stamp within the masthead, generally nice.
wikipedia notes: Elmer Quillen "Catchy" or "Ollie" Oliphant (July 9, 1892 – July 3, 1975) was an American football, basketball and track player and coach. He is one of the great scorers in college football history, credited with a total of 435 points in his college career – 135 at Purdue and 300 at Army. Oliphant also went on to play in the National Football League (NFL).
Category: The 20th Century