All students took part in intramural sports at St. Paul’s School in Concord New Hampshire. St. Paul’s was an exclusive boarding school that was a feeder school for the Ivy League.
New students were assigned to one of three athletic clubs, Isthmian, Delphian and Old Hundred.
The pictured photograph shows each of the athletic clubs during the football season, on the field at one time, with all its members (youngest in the back).
The school eleven would be made up of the best amongst the three clubs.
Of particular interest, in the front row for the Isthmian club is Hobey Baker, later considered one of the best football and hockey players in the country, wearing his I jersey. Additionally, many of those in the front two rows are identified in script on the mat.
After St. Paul’s, Baker played football and hockey at Princeton and was inducted into both the College Football Hall of Fame and the United States Hockey Hall of Fame.
For related details on Hobey Baker see blog entry dated June 13, 2015.
A large and fascinating photo measuring 16 3/8” x 10”.
Baker front and center