Duluth Eskimos 1928 Authentic Football Jersey
Description: Authentic reproduction of the original 1928 Duluth Eskimos Football Jersey. Made on our own knitting machines in our Seattle workshop. This jersey is as authentic as they come!
- Knitted in our Seattle workshop
- Made from 16-gauge worsted wool
- Doubled elbows
- Wool felt emblem on front
- Hand sewn wool felt #19 on back
- Item #: DULFJ
League: Independent Team
History: The Eskimos started out as the Kelley Duluths, named after the Kelley hardware store. They became the Eskimos after losing the store sponsorship, and were led by colorful running back Ernie Nevers, who turned them into a traveling team. Although representing the city of Duluth, the Eskimos actually never played a game there again after 1926. After a few seasons in the NFL, the Eskimos reverted to being an independent team, finally moving to Orange, NJ in 1929 and becoming the Orange Tornados. The film "Leatherheads" with George Clooney was a fictionalized version of the Eskimos' exploits.
Please note: Within the wool yarns, there may be some slight color variations. This is an inherent trait of the authentic wool we use. This should not be considered a flaw, but like the original garment, merely part of its charm.