Item #125254 A vintage photograph of the 'Adelaide Junior Football Club. Season 1887 & 8'. Adelaide Junior Football Club.

A vintage photograph of the 'Adelaide Junior Football Club. Season 1887 & 8'

Adelaide, Stump & Co., [1888].

A gelatin silver photograph (210 × 278 mm, with a glossy surface topcoat of hardened gelatin), on the original mount (with a border and the photographer's details printed in red, edges roughly trimmed to approximately 313 × 382 mm), reinserted in the original mat with an ornate calligraphic title in black, gilt and colours (external dimensions 344 × 455 mm).

The photograph has a small section of the surface along the bottom margin reattached, and the edges of the top right-hand corner are slightly curled; the original mat is a little foxed and marked, with minor loss to one corner tip; overall, a very attractive item, recently rebacked and now housed in a custom-made Mylar sleeve.

Very little information about the Adelaide Football Club's Junior team appears in the local press of the day. A contemporary article linking the two appears in the 'The Evening Journal' on Friday 20 March 1885: 'The annual meeting of the Adelaide Football Club was held at the Prince Alfred Hotel on Thursday evening, March 19. Mr L.P. Lawrence presided. The rules passed at the last meeting were adopted. The election of officers made on the same occasion was confirmed with two exceptions. Mr Lawrence was appointed President in place of Mr W.H. Sharland, sen., who was unable to take the position, and Mr A.M. Pettinger was elected delegate to the SA Football Association in place of Mr J.D. Stephens, and Mr Turner was appointed a special delegate. A number of new members were elected. Messrs G.M. Evan, J.D. Stephens, and J. Turner were appointed the Match Committee for the Senior Association team, and Messrs L. Evan, S. Smith, and Fiveash were selected to fill the same position in regard to the Junior Association twenty. It was resolved that the Match Committee be empowered to enforce players to appear at matches in the club colours'.

Item #125254

Price (AUD): $600.00