1960, English, Photograph edition: [Ian Synman, St. Kilda Football Club] / Charles Edward Boyles. Boyles, Charles Edward, 1888-1971, (photographer.)

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[Ian Synman, St. Kilda Football Club] / Charles Edward Boyles
 
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Physical Description
  • 1 negative : glass ; 16.6 x 12.1 cm. (half plate)
Published
  • [ca. 1960]
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • [Ian Synman, St. Kilda Football Club] /​ Charles Edward Boyles.
Creator
  • Boyles, Charles Edward, 1888-1971, (photographer.)
Published
  • [ca. 1960]
Physical Description
  • 1 negative : glass ; 16.6 x 12.1 cm. (half plate)
Series
Subjects
Target Audience
  • General
Summary
  • Whole-length, arms crossed, wearing St. Kilda guernsey with an empty grandstand behind him.
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
  • Team identity taken from guernsey worn by player.
  • Undated but circa 1960.
  • Glass is chipped on one edge.
  • Title information and date supplied by member of the public.
  • Copyright has been assigned to the State Library of Victoria This work is in copyright
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  • Use of this work allowed provided the creator and SLV acknowledged.
Language
  • English
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