• Created Date
  • circa 1916
  • Description
  • Written on album page: FRESH-SOPH FIGHTS 1916 U of P. The Bowl Fight, an annual physical competition between the freshman and sophomore class, was held for fifty years, from the Civil War to World War I. Freshmen provided a man, called the bowl man and the sophomore class proveded a bowl. The objective for the freshmen was to break the bowl before the sophomores could place the bowl man in the bowl, and thus win the competition. However, shoul... more
    Written on album page: FRESH-SOPH FIGHTS 1916 U of P. The Bowl Fight, an annual physical competition between the freshman and sophomore class, was held for fifty years, from the Civil War to World War I. Freshmen provided a man, called the bowl man and the sophomore class proveded a bowl. The objective for the freshmen was to break the bowl before the sophomores could place the bowl man in the bowl, and thus win the competition. However, should the sophomores place the bowl man in the bowl, they would be prclaiomed the winners. This often violent skirmish was abandoned when in 1916, freshman William Lifson was killed in the fight.PH Coll 233.36d. less
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    Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek ArtixScan 1800f at 100 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x600 ppi. 2014