Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Henry "Tillie" Lamar Cabinet Card

Henry "Tillie" Lamar, Princeton, '86. His run against Yale in 1885 gave Princeton its only victory over Yale in a decade (1879 - 1888). The play is referred to as the "Lamar run" and it is considered one of the most notable plays of that century. The game is often referred to as the "Lamar game".
The cabinet card has sustained moisture damage, although the extreme rarity and significance of the card still makes it highly desirable.
Lamar is posed by the revolutionary war cannon that is the subject of the Rutgers-Princeton Cannon War...or is it the Princeton-Rutgers Cannon War?

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