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Maker Spotlight:
The History of Draper & Maynard
February 9, 2016

A Day of Infamous Repute

Jeff Mann
Contributing Writer
May 30, 2016
AntiqueFootball Goes to Sea
July 20, 2016
Draper Maynard's
August 12, 2016
Rare Head Harness Photo
Part 2
September 29, 2016
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December 22, 2016
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1895 Collister & Sayle Football Catalog
December 2016
Circa 1906 Penna Guard Nose Mask
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January 15, 2017

Paper Football Helmets?


Whitley's Foot Ball Armor


January 29, 2017

January 2017
1904-05 University of Texas Cabinet Photo
February 2017
c. 1935 Goldsmith HN9 Fibre-Reinforced
Nose Guard Helmet