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In 1935, John Da Grosa, former line coach for Georgetown and Temple, created a remarkable graphical history of the evolution of football entitled "The Progress of American Football." Tracing football's roots back to 500 B.C. Greece, Da Grosa's beautiful illustration lists football's significant events, pioneers, and rivalries, as well as the evolution of rules, formations, and strategy up to 1935. Originally created as a display for gymnasiums, locker rooms, and "man dens," the illustration was sold through the Spalding Official Intercollegiate Foot Ball Guide in 1935 for $1.00. AntiqueFootball.com is proud to present a high-definition scan of Da Grosa's recently rediscovered masterpiece, "The Progress of America Football."
This attractive wall chart depicts most graphically the history of Foot Ball. The game is traced back as early as 500 B.C., and is treated throughout the ensuing centuries - including the ancient Greek, Roman, Chinese, and Italian identification periods - down to its present day structure.
Development of the science of football, with its many intricate offensive and defensive stratagems, the colorful side of the game, its traditions, its following, its stadia, its rivalries, the scope of the game, its appeal, its national tone, its relation to the American national character - ALL are covered.
The print (30 x 40 inches), in colors, finds a perfect setting in athletic offices, gymnasiums, fraternity houses, club rooms, a foot ball man's "den," locker rooms, field houses, and various rendezvous of sport loving Americans.
Copies of the chart (full size) may be purchased at the price of $1.00 per print, postpaid, from American Football Institute, 1637 North 17th St., Philadelphia, Pa.
THE PROGRESS OF AMERICAN FOOTBALL
AS EVOLVED BY JOHN DA GROSA B.S. L.L.B. COLGATE '26
LINE COACH GEORGETOWN '26 - '30 TEMPLE '30 - '33
Poster Advertisement, Spalding's 1935 Official Intercollegiate Foot Ball Guide