Photographs Postcards

Early Days of Football

Call Number: PI/1992.0001 (MDAH Collection)

It’s time for football season in Mississippi! Fall is (hopefully) just around the corner and there’s nothing quite like a Saturday spent watching ball games to herald the season. Here’s a look back at the early days of football in the Magnolia State. Above is an undated image of an early game in Mississippi.

Call Number: PI/1992.0001, Item 3673 (MDAH Collection)

The football team at Mississippi State University, then Mississippi A & M, is pictured above in Starkville (Oktibbeha County) in 1906.

Call Number: PI/1992.0001, Item 4112 (MDAH Collection)

The schedule for the 1914 football season at the University of Mississippi in Oxford (Lafayette County) is pictured at left.

These images are from the Cooper Postcard Collection, which may be browsed online in the Digital Archives.