Photo Archivist's Selection of the Month: October 2005
Football in Stamford
1890 to 1942
It's the football season!
So we searched for images in our collection and found the ones below from
1890 through 1934. Furthermore, a current project produced a program on the Boyle Stadium dedication in 1942, naming the stadium for the late Athletic Director at Stamford High School, Michael Boyle. We include some excerpts from the brochure, including another football picture. Unfortunately, in many instances, we don't have any names.
Crescent Football Team, 1918
H.U. King School Football Team, 1890
Merrill Business College (Atlantic Square) Team, 1902.
Bartow Ayres in second row with nosepiece around his neck.
Stamford High, 1903
undated photo in front of old Stamford High School building
Stamford High 1926 – The Undefeated Team
Stamford High 1929 – State Champions
|Another 1929 Photo.
||On the back is the following list:
L.E. Tom Page; L.T. Frank Moyes; L.G. “Soc” Ladas; Center “Riggo”; L.G. Buddy Shannon; L.T. Dazamba; L.E. Lynch
L.H.B. Telesco; R.H.B. Hanrahan; F.B. Best; Q.B. M. Lione
more on Michael Boyle
Stamford High School Squad 1942
|Left to right, top row:
||R. Berry, W. Worthington, Zezima, Tartell, White, Tanner, M. Pia, Capone, Hagan, McHugh, Lewicki, Tropsa, N. Pia, Clinton, Fratorelli, Sabia, Claybourne, H. Worthington, Mongoni.
|2nd row, L. to R.:
||Coach P. Kuczo, Elliott, Tosches, Robotti, Deranek, Buzzeo, Bugbee, O'Brin, Shea, Patacky, Coperine, Serafin, Ritch, Rosa, Molgano, R. Booker Asst Coach, J. Lockery Asst Coach.
|3rd row, L. to R.:
||O'Keefe Asst' Mgr., Connetta, Dyer, Orgera, Pernicaro, Koproski, Swanson, Varunes, T. Pia, Robustelli, Lindahl, Klipp, Wilson, Thomas (Capt.) Minkowicz, Lione, Murphy (Mgr.).
|Bottom row, L. to R.:
||Northrup, Smith, Rovegno, Campbell, Passaro, Cognetta, Clark, Robertson, Conklin, J. Berry, Mulkerin, Saladi.
Frank Graf, Stamford High Athlete.
All-American Guard, University of Pennsylvania, 1918. He died from pro-football injuries in 1933.
St. Mary's Athletic Club Team, City Champions 1934
Photos © Stamford Historical Society
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