Early college football games brought crowds that are in general much better dressed than those that attend the games today. Case in point is the cover of the Harvard-Yale Game from 1903 pictured below. Also of note in the program are the early football cheering flags pictured. These silk flags are highly collectible.
Below is a vintage Yale silk cheering flag which measures 17″ x 12″ and rolls up and fits into a tube with brass cap ends that is 14 1/2 inches long. You pull the flag out and insert the end of the flag pole into the tube. The flag stored measures 14 1/2″ long. Once pulled out and inserted the pole measures 26 3/4″ long
A Dartmouth flag is pictured below:
We have a selection of these rare flags on our website: