Pendleton Woolen Mills

The Roaring Twenties era of college football was a transformative period of changes in the sport. All three of my limited edition blanket designs took direct inspiration from the uniforms worn by famed athletic heroes for each school.

IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY

Iowa State blanket image

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This design was inspired by the iconic Jack Trice, Iowa State’s first Black athlete, and the 1923 Cyclones team. Below is a link to my ongoing series of Jack Trice stories:

 

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

USC-Trojans-Pendleton-tease

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This design was inspired by the great Trojan football teams of the 1920s and early 1930s that saw monumental events such as the building of the Coliseum and USC’s first national championship team. Below is a long feature about all of the historical research that went into the blanket along with additional images I came across:

 

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA

iowa-blanket

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This design was inspired by Iowa’s undefeated football teams of the early 1920s and other Hawkeye stories. Below is a long feature about all of the historical research that went into the blanket, plus another interview with a Pendleton blanket expert:

 

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