Many college football program of yesteryear were illustrated by those with real talent and the Harvard v. Yale Football Program produced in 1927 is no exception. The nice Jazz Era cover shows leather head football players done by McLelland Barclay.
Barclay was an American painter and pin-up artist whose works appeared in The Saturday Evening Post, Ladies’ Home Journal, and Cosmopolitan. His images of fashionable women for General Motors’ “Body by Fisher” advertising campaign made Barclay’s work recognizable to virtually every magazine reader in the country. Barclay studied at the Art Institute of Chicago.
We have a nice selection of vintage Harvard-Yale football programs and other collegiate memorabilia on our website: