Glass negative, image of Fitzroy Football Club team c1940-41

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Photography/Negative/Glass plate
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Black and white glass negative of a team of footballers in Fitzroy Football Club guernseys posing for a photo in front of a wooden sporting stand full of supporters, believed to be at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
H: 163 W: 119 D: 1mm (H: 6 7/16 W: 4 11/16 D: 1/16")
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Kindly donated to the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum by Harley Boyles and Colin Boyles (MCC Member).


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Alan Ruthven at front left of photo. It looks to be at the MCG. There is an Indigenous player at the centre of pic. The only Indigenous player who played for Fitzroy in the same era as Ruthven was Shadrach James. Not sure if it’s him but he only played 1940 and 41.

- Allan Grant

Posted on 28-10-2020 09:50:45