Archives Photograph Collection

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title:

Crowd at football game

image number:

P0036281

description:

This photograph was probably shot at the IU vs. TCU football game of October 11, 1941. This is based on the fact that negative number 4402 was shot at that game and that this is negative number 4403. The IU vs. TCU football game of 1941 was not only Homecoming, but it was also Dad's Day and High School Day. Thus, it is possible these are I-Men, other alumni or even parents of those IU students playing in the game.

This image does not appear in the Arbutus yearbook for the years 1938-1947, nor does it appear in the Indiana Alumni Magazine for the editions of October 1939 thru December 1947.

Also, note that the only information found on the original negative envelope is the negative number of "4403". There are no dates or any other pieces of descriptive information.

date taken:

probably 1941 October 11

film code:

Eastman - Safety - Kodak 101

photographer studio:

Photographic Services

donor image number:

4403

accession number:

2000/003

copyright owner:

Indiana University

personal name:

Purcell, George

personal name:

Unknown Individual/s

location of individuals:

It has been noted that the man in the front row, third from right (wearing dark coat) looks like George Purcell who was graduated from IU in 1909 and was Postmaster in Bloomington. This photograph was compared to a September 23, 1938 ACME photograph that was up for sale on E-Bay and the resemblance is so striking that it would be hard to believe that the man pictured here is not George Purcell. A copy of the E-Bay sale page has been kept in the IU Archives for future reference. See also an image of Purcell on page 25 of the October 1938 edition of the Indiana Alumni Magazine.

The man in the front row, second from left might be Mark P. Helm who played football at IU in the early 1890s and was Registrar at the IU School of Medicine.

building name:

Memorial Stadium, 10th Street (1925)

event name:

Texas Christian University (TCU)

event name:

Homecoming

event name:

Dad's Day

event name:

High School Day

topic:

Football

topic:

Crowds

topic:

Logos, I.U.

topic:

Flags

topic:

Women

topic:

School spirit

city:

Bloomington

state:

Indiana

series:

Groups