1920-1950, English, Photograph edition: [South Melbourne Football Club dressed for cricket] [picture] / Charles Edward Boyles. Boyles, Charles Edward, 1888-1971, (photographer.)

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[South Melbourne Football Club dressed for cricket] Charles Edward Boyles
 
Bookmark: https://trove.nla.gov.au/version/182152259
Physical Description
  • 1 negative : glass ; 16.6 x 12.1 cm. (half plate)
Published
  • [ca. 1920 - ca. 1950]
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • [South Melbourne Football Club dressed for cricket] /​ Charles Edward Boyles.
Creator
  • Boyles, Charles Edward, 1888-1971, (photographer.)
Published
  • [ca. 1920 - ca. 1950]
Medium
  • [picture]
Physical Description
  • 1 negative : glass ; 16.6 x 12.1 cm. (half plate)
Series
Subjects
Target Audience
  • General
Summary
  • Possibly ex football players and officials assembled on a road in front of building, full length, front row sitting on bench, back row standing. Most wearing jackets with SMFC on the pocket, behind them is the front doors to a brick building.
Biography
  • Charles Boyles was born in 1888 in Merino, N.W. Victoria. He made it his business to be wherever sporting action was going on and as the VFL and Association had no permanent official photographer, became the "unofficial official" VFL photographer. As well as capturing every team and taking portraits and full length photos of the heroes of the day, he also photographed other sporting teams including soccer. Charles Boyles realised very early the appeal of a photograph to people having an outing, and set up a portable studio at St Kilda, with the help of his son he took portraits and printed them for 3d a photo. With the arrival of the American forces in World War II, Charles traveled far and wide photographing American servicemen anxious to have a photograph to send back home. One of his frequent visits was to Ballarat where the Marines were camped, photographing their impromptu baseball games. Charles Boyles died in 1971.
Notes
  • Title taken from logos on the team jackets.
  • Undated but circa 1920-1950.
  • Some damage to the emulsion.
  • Information supplied by library user.
  • This work is out of copyright
Terms of Use
  • No copyright restrictions apply.
Language
  • English
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