Item #122120 A vintage photograph of 'Sturt F.C. Premiers S.A.F.L. 1919. Visit to Frankston, Victoria, 13.10.1919'. 1919 Sturt Football Club.

A vintage photograph of 'Sturt F.C. Premiers S.A.F.L. 1919. Visit to Frankston, Victoria, 13.10.1919'

A gelatin silver photograph (219 × 294 mm), on the original mount, now matted and behind glass in a period-style wooden frame (external dimensions 420 × 520 mm).

The photograph is lightly scuffed and indented, with two tiny surface chips to the edges; the frame is slightly rubbed; overall, in excellent condition.

'The Sturt Football club was established on 14 March 1901 ... Sturt enjoyed little success initially and struggled to make the finals. In 1909, the club was strengthened by a number of interstate players enticed by offers of employment and accommodation and in 1910, Sturt played in their first Grand Final, losing to Port Adelaide.... The first premiership came in 1915 with a two-goal Grand Final win over Port Adelaide. The competition was suspended during the First World War, being [re]established in 1919 when Sturt faced North Adelaide in the Grand Final. Despite giving up a big lead early, Sturt fought back and forced a draw. In a low scoring replay the following week, Sturt kicked its only three goals of the match in the last quarter (the last coming with thirty seconds remaining) to win by five points (23-18) and secure consecutive premierships four years apart' (Wikipedia). The Grand Final replay took place on Wednesday 8 October. This photograph shows the team members on holiday in Victoria five days later, posed in and around a state-of-the-art charabanc.

Item #122120

Price (AUD): $1,000.00