New Additions and Highlights
Tell S. Berna set the American two-mile record in 1910, 1911 and 1912. IC4A Cross Country Champ as a Sophomore. IC4A two-mile Champion twice. A three-time All-American. He won the 3000-meter team race at the 1912 Olympics.
December 9th, 1899, "University Football Smoker" program. Notable speakers are Horatio S. White, Harry L. Taylor '88, and Hughie Jennings. Coached by Percy Haughton.
"Smoker" Events and Tobacco Company Cards, Felts, Rugs, Silks and Leather Premiums.
Photo by Brown Brothers. IRA Regatta Champions - June 26, 1907, Poughkeepsie.
Inter-Collegiate Rowing Association. Poughkeepsie June 25th, 1912. Freshman Eights. Won by CORNELL. Selah Van Velsor Hiscox, Stroke.
Real Photo Postcard of the Observation Train for Cornell-Harvard Regatta, May 24, 1913. "Spring Day". Cornell won by seven lengths. 3,100 spectators on the train.
Original silver gelatin large cabinet photograph by Ellsworth McGillivray. 24” x 19", in it’s original frame.
Rare real photo postcards from 1911 Cornell football season. All American Captain William Edward Munk. Cornell beat Pittsburgh, 9 -3, and beat Michigan, 6 - 0.
Observation Train Ticket and Broadside. The 1897 IRA Regatta was one of the most influential races in college rowing history. The victory was seen as Cornell dominance in American college rowing.
c.1915 Cornell Women's Basketball Club Pennant. An extremely rare oversized 35" pennant. This is the only example of this pennant that I have seen.
The Observation Train would hold 3,000 to 4,000 spectators and ran alongside the shore during the races, keeping pace with the boats.
1896 Football Team:
Joseph W. Beacham, Daniel A. Reed, Edwin R. Sweetland.
In 1889 Ellsworth McGillivray began photographing Cornell athletic teams. He retired in 1910 at which time he auctioned off many athletic photographs and portraits.
Real Photo Postcards of the Finish of the Cornell-Harvard Regatta, May 31, 1909, and 1906 Cornell-Penn Second Varsity Regatta - May 30, "Decoration Day".
Rare 1878 Cabinet Card Photo by William H. Ernsberger. This photo is the most famous image of Courtney, from his rowing career, used in Harper’s Weekly.
The T. Maddock’s Sons pennant decorated football mug for Cornell is one of the more rare mugs. I had the great fortune of recently acquiring two.
William Wade Matchneer, and Clarence Vincent Lally. Baseball, Hockey and all around two very interesting individuals.
Cornell "College Girl" Postcards: 1905 - 1911. Pearle Eugenia Fidler and Alice Luella Fidler, Earl Christy, Raphael Tuck.
Football Ticket, Press Pass, Usher Pass and 1898 Seaon Ticket. October 8th, 1898, Percy Field. Cornell defeats Carlisle Indians 23 to 6.
Large Cabinet Photographs of the 1893 Lacrosse Team and the 1894 Athletics/Track Team.
Alma Wilford Richards, '17. Photo by Paul Thompson. One of the most versatile track athletes ever at Cornell, he won the high jump at the Olympic Games in 1912.
Made about 1905 by Avon Faience Co., tall pottery beer tankard or pitcher, and matching pint mugs or steins. Design of Cornell oarsman by F. Earl Christy. Very large tankard measures 14" tall.
Three steins from 1905. Made by Thomas Maddocks Sons Co., of Trenton, NJ. Rower Illustration by F. Earl Christy.
C.C. King, ’75. No. 5 on the 1875 Champion Crew. Actual photograph used for the July 1875 Harper's Weekly article on the Intercollegiate Regatta at Saratoga Lake.