Rodin’s “The Thinker” College Football Program Cover

This vintage 1948 Harvard v. Dartmouth football program has an interesting cover illustration. Dartmouth’s mascot at the time was the Indian. The theme for this Harvard home game program cover was the Dartmouth mascot holding the pose of Rodin’s “The Thinker”, and he is pondering play formations for the game.

Harvard Dartmouth 1948

Dartmouth v. Harvard is one of the oldest rivalries in college football, dating back to 1882. The cover was done by longtime Harvard illustrator A.B. Savrann, who illustrated covers in the 1930s and 1940s and signed his name on them as “Sav”.

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