Author Susan Reyburn (right) and photo editor Athena Angelos (left) posing with their first copy of Football Nation (and modeling “official” Football Nation headgear).
We’re eagerly awaiting the October release of Football Nation: Four Hundred Years of America’s Game— and we’re not the only ones! Author Susan Reyburn and photo editor Athena Angelos pose with their advance copy of the book, out this fall. Featuring centuries of content from the Library of Congress archives, Football Nation offers an unprecedented look at football from colonial America through the 21st century; featuring many rare and never-before-published images, documents, map, and ephemera. Check back for a Tumblr highlighting previews from the book, plus exclusive content.
Photo credits: “Foot Ball” from The Book of Games, or, a History of Juvenile Sports Practised at the Kingston Academy, printed and published by George Long, New York, 1822. Rare Books and Special Collections, Library of Congress; Friends School team, Harris & Ewing, Washington, D.C., 1905, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress; Texas A&M at practice, College Station, by Marvin E. Newman, 1954. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress.
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