A vintage photograph of the 'Sturt Football Club. Season, 1923'
[Adelaide], 'Krischock Photo' [Henry Krischock], 1923.
A gelatin silver photograph (222 × 297 mm), on the original captioned mount (external dimensions approximately 355 × 393 mm).
The photograph is a little stained (affecting mainly the torso of only one player), with a few surface cracks and scratches; the unevenly stained and discoloured mount has 63 mm cropped from the blank left-hand margin (leaving some 15 mm, including the printed border), with minor loss to the corners, and a sealed break to the top margin (running through one letter of the title); overall, in decent condition.
Those featured in the photograph are (left to right, top to bottom) F. Brunt (Trainer), W. Bowden (Trainer), E.A. Lord (Head Trainer), T. Beatty (Time-Keeper), J. Venus (Trainer), H. Hartell (Trainer), A. Langley (Trainer), G. Wesley (Trainer), M. Bannigan (Assistant Coach); G. McLeay (Committee), R. Caldwell, E. Colquhoun, H. Lyne, M. Stuart, A. Waters, L. Pelzer, C. Scrutton, J. Alderman (Secretary); H. Matthews (Treasurer), H. Riley, S. Scrutton, H. Jackson, O. Beatty, H. Whitehead, K. Jackson, C. Ryan, E. Beatty, R. Alderman (Committee); F. Richardson (Committee), D.C. Sharp, E.R. Brown (President), V. Richardson (Captain), H.C. Richards Esq. (Patron), F. Golding (Vice-Captain), F.K. Gould (Chairman), H.I. Nicolle, D. Henry (Committee); T. Southen, F. Rocchi, G. Scrutton, L. Hale, L. Leak, N. Barron and A. Rau. Sturt were second on the ladder, but didn't make it to the final. However, the Magarey Medal for 1923 went to a member of this team, Horrie Riley. The captain, Victor Richardson, 'was a dominant centreman who had no peer in the 1920s who was equally skilled with either foot or hand. He was awarded the 1920 Magarey Medal retrospectively by the SANFL in 1998 after originally finishing runner up to Dan Moriarty on a countback. Richardson was a member of three premiership teams, captain of the club for four years and won the best and fairest twice, he also represented South Australia 10 times including 1923 as captain. An outstanding sportsman he represented South Australia and Australia in cricket, playing 19 test matches between 1924 and 1936' (Sturt Football Club website).