Jiggs and the Quantico Marines

jiggsThe NFL returns to action this afternoon, and that seems as good a reason as any to share one of my all-time favorite images from the archives. The photograph dates back to November, 1930. The dog in the picture is “Jiggs,” the official mascot of the Quantico Marines football team. As it happens, Jiggs had been gifted to the team by none other than Gene Tunney, the legendary heavyweight champ nicknamed “The Fighting Marine.” You can learn more at the link below:

Title: “Jiggs in football regalia ready to buck the line”
Date: November 8, 1930
Location: Library of Congress
Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ds-03782
URL: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2013646421/