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title:

Marching 100 spells "HARVARD" in continuous drill.

image number:

P0031150

description:

The photograph seen here is a composite of at least seven photographs. The Indiana University Marching 100 started marching at the left end of the field seen here. Every 15 yards or so a member of the band nearest the viewer would fire off a starters pistol which signaled the band to morph into the next letter (they did this while still marching toward the other end of the field). As the band finished morphing into each letter a photograph was taken. The photographs were then reassembled into what looks like one photograph. This event was the first time anywhere that a marching band had spelled out an entire word in continuous drill.

This image was used on page 12 of the November 1939 Indiana Alumni Magazine as part of a story on the Marching Hundred since 1896.

For transcriptions of letters, editorials, etc. regarding this image see pages 54-58 of the January 1928 (Vol. XV, No. 1) edition of the Indiana University Alumni Quarterly.

date taken:

1927 October 29

photographer studio:

M M ?

accession number:

0608

copyright owner:

M M ?

building name:

Harvard Stadium (1903)

corporate name:

Harvard University

corporate name:

Marching 100

corporate name:

Music, School of

event name:

Harvard

topic:

Football

topic:

Marching bands

topic:

Composite photographs

city:

Boston

state:

Massachusetts

series:

Groups

subseries:

Marching Hundred