1940s Football Music Box 1920s Cornell Cross Country Jersey - Treman, King & Co.
1920s Cornell Cross Country Jersey - Treman, King & Co. In 2010 I came across an early Cornell Cross Country jersey on eBay. The seller had two jerseys for sale in separate auctions. Presumably both jerseys were originally from the same athlete. I had the good fortune to win one auction, and the other was sold to someone else. It was the first time I had come across this jersey style, and I have yet to see any other. Recently (2016) I saw another for sale. Having always been captivated with this jersey, I bid and won the jersey. As it turns out this second jersey was the exact same jersey that sold back in 2010 to someone else – so, these two have been reunited and still remain the only ones I have ever come across. As one appears to be slightly larger than the other, I assume the athlete ordered a second jersey during his growing years at Cornell.
As mentioned this jersey is one of my favorites. To hold it is to go back in time - imagining the runner in the early 1900s competing with this jersey. The construction is rather incredible and high quality – heavy thick wool with double reinforced layers in the elbows and shoulders. I had originally thought this jersey was from c.1915, but based on the Treman, King & Co. label I believe it is from the 1920s.