Harvard v. Yale 1891

We thought of the popular game show To Tell the Truth recently when looking at some Harvard v. Yale Football Programs from 1891. The premise of the game show was to have multiple contestants answer questions posed by celebrities. Only one contestant was the actual person they were posing to be, leaving the tag line at the end of the show “Will the real [person’s name] please stand up?”

Below are two wildly different formats of a program for the same game. Perhaps one is a program and the other is a scorecard? Except, they both say “score card” on the top.

Perhaps one was issued by each team? Perhaps they were issued by competing companies each being sponsored by a different advertiser?


Harvard Yale 1891

Harvard Yale 1891-2

The actual game day program for the game, a separate and distinct item,  was 32 pages and 8 1/2 x 5 inches inches in size and seen below:

Harvard Yale 1891-3

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