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Historical Team Photos

cathkin

I don’t spend enough time digging into the history of football and since that’s one of the reasons I started this website lo those many years ago I thought I’d do a bit to remedy that shortcoming by showing you a series of team photos- all before 1950- each of which has a unique aspects to it.  Several are “firsts,” a few others have historical importance, and a few- usually as a result of the team kits- are just visually appealing in and of themselves.  Enjoy, and feel free to ask questions- I’ve tried to keep the descriptions to a minimum in order to give your imaginations plenty of room to work.

British Soldiers, 1916

British Soldiers, 1916

 

East High School, Rochester, NY, 1922

East High School, Rochester, NY, 1922

 

Lhasa United, 1936.  First Tibetan Club team.

Lhasa United, 1936. First Tibetan Club team.

 

Mrs. Graham's XI, Stirling, Scotland, 1881.  First organized women's team in the U.K.

Mrs. Graham’s XI, Stirling, Scotland, 1881. First organized women’s team in the U.K.

 

First Iranian National Team, c. 1941.

First Iranian National Team, c. 1941

 

Queen's Park F.C. (Scotland), 1874

Queen’s Park F.C. (Scotland), 1874

 

Strathcona Elementary School, Vancouver, BC, 1928.  Note that the team appears to be made up of mostly Asian-Canadian or First Nation ancestry.

Strathcona Elementary School, Vancouver, BC, 1928. Note that the team appears to be made up of mostly Asian-Canadian or First Nation ancestry.

 

Welsh Team, Auschwitz Sunday League, 1944.

Welsh Team, Auschwitz Sunday League, 1944.

 

USMNT, 1950 World Cup.

USMNT, 1950 World Cup.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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