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This iconic vintage football photograph was taken in November 1935 by Lusha Nelson. This beautifully framed classic image features the New York Giants' Ken Strong, Willis Smith and Ed Danowski. All three Giants players had featured in the the unexpected NFL Championship win v the Chicago Bears in 1934 (30-13). The Giants were awarded the inaugural Ed Thorp Memorial Trophy on a freezing December night at the Polo Grounds. The photograph was commissioned by Vanity Fair Editor Frank Crowninshield ,a Giants fan.
A treasured piece of the historic Vanity Fair archives, this iconic photo carries with it the class of the cultural treasure that is the Vanity Fair Magazine. This masterpiece of photography entered into our collection because of its museum grade quality and artistic style. Being printed on high-gloss premium archival paper with a unique silver pearlescent finish, you can rest assured that this collector’s piece will last as long as the legacy it embodies. This print is rated for museum or gallery use.
This premium vintage 1935 Vanity Fair photograph takes us back to the early days of football. The antique helmets and classic jerseys are in stark contrast to the protection and style of today. This print captures the character of the original shot 83 years ago. Set in a 100% wooden frame, this print is finished on museum quality paper graded to withstand 75 years of aging. Its custom matting allow for the perfect proportions - bringing the framed to a finished frame size of 18.5 x 22.5 x 1 inches.