You are browsing the archive for group portraits.

Remembrance of Teams Past

- August 8, 2012 in group portraits, Images, Images-20th, Images-People, Images-Photography, non-article, sport, team, team photos

With the end of the 2012 Olympics now in sight, we celebrate the world of amateur sport with some photographs of local teams from yesteryear.

(Images taken from a variety of sources via Flickr Commons. Click on each picture for more info and higher res versions).

Winning oarsmen at Waterford Boat Club (1897) – National Library of Ireland

Sioux Indian Football Team (ca.1910) – George Grantham Bain Collection, Library of Congress

Shamrock hockey team, Montreal, QC (1899) – McCord Museum

Eymard Seminary Baseball Team, Suffern, N.Y. – Wittemann Collection, Library of Congress

Palace Rink Team, Detroit (ca.1910) – George Grantham Bain Collection, Library of Congress.

African American baseball team, Danbury, Connecticut (ca.1880) – Gladstone Collection, Library of Congress.

Shamrock Club lacrosse team (1879) – McCord Museum.

Minneapolis Talmud Torah football team (1920) – Steinfeldt Photography Collection of the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest.

Irene Kaufmann Settlement, junior basketball team (1929) – American Jewish Historical Society.

Stetson University’s football team (1907) – State LIbrary and Archives of Florida

McGill swimming team, Montreal, QC (1920) – McCord Museum.

Wesleyan Theological Basketball Team, Montreal, QC (1916) – McCord Museum.

Trafalgar Institute basketball team, Montreal, QC (1928) – McCord Museum.

Ladies cricket team, near Weetangera Lane, Canberra: a team composed once a year to play the men, who would use a pick handle (1910) – National Library of Australia.

Dee Why senior Rescue and Resuscitation team, winners of the 1951 Australian Championships (1951) – Australian National Maritime Museum

Portrait of St Mary’s College tennis team, Charters Towers, Queensland (ca.1930) – State LIbrary of Queensland.

Members of the US servicemen’s boxing team (1943) – State Library of Queensland

Local cricket team, Waterford: Second from the left of the seated gentlemen is Sir Richard Musgrave, 5th Baronet of Tourin (1902) – National Library of Ireland.

Hartlepools League Champions for Quoits, a traditional game which involves the throwing of metal, rope or rubber rings over a set distance, usually to land over or near a spike (date unknown) – Hartlepool Cultural Services

African American baseball team from from Morris Brown College, Atlanta, Georgia (ca.1899) – Daniel Murray Collection, Library of Congress.

Aboriginal cricketers with Lawrence and William Shepherd, on tour, Swansea, New South Wales (1868) – Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales

Mercury basketball team, Minnesota (1923) – Steinfeldt Photography Collection of the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest.

Expansion Ladies Football Team, 1918 – Museum of Hartlepool.

Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight Attendant Basketball Team, The Jets (date unknown) – San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive

United States Military Academy (West Point) football team (1913) – George Grantham Bain Collection, Library of Congress.

Hartlepool Y.M.C.A. Billiards Team (1920) – Hartlepool Cultural Services.

Sign up to get our free fortnightly newsletter which shall deliver direct to your inbox the latest brand new article and a digest of the most recent collection items. Simply add your details to the form below and click the link you receive via email to confirm your subscription!