A small booklet, most likely handed out at the door as guests arrived, to the Ohio State University Annual Football Dance. A small tassle holds the book together along with a tiny pencil to keep track of dance scores. The booklet measures 3" x 4" and is in near mint shape with a few entries added by the original owner. As noted on one of the pages, assistant coach Walter Essman was a participant. The Buckeye assistant would have his life tragically cut short in 1925 in a automobile accident on his way to speak at a high school football banquet. Chaperoning the January 11, 1918 event were head coach John Wilce, athletic director Lynn St. John, President Oxley Thompson, and others. A beautiful piece of history in an era when Ohio State football was just starting to take off nationally.
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