Photographs, vintage postcards and other ephemera

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Out in India

Here's another football photograph for this week's sporting Sepia Saturday.
This one's from a battered army photograph album belonging to a Private Clark who served in the Middlesex Regiment. The photographs date from 1907 to 1912 and were taken in India, South China and Singapore.
Written above the photograph: "A" Company, 3rd Middlesex Regiment. Winners Football, 1912, Lebong, India. Photograph by Thomas Paar, Darjeeling.

More sporting stuff over at Sepia Saturday!


Bob Scotney said...

I wonder whatrole the RSM played.

Wendy said...

They're sporting medals. From their wins? Some have more medals than others do.

Queen Bee said...

When I enlarge the photo, you can see that 1912 is written on the ball. Interesting picture!

Sharon said...

Football? In Australia, the footballs are not round. We call that Soccer. This ball looks like a basketball to me?

Little Nell said...

They certainly look as though they take their sport seriously.

Peter said...

Soccer, football? In continental Europe that's all the same. And the ball definitely looks like a "football". Never heard of basketball in India in 1912. But I may be wrong.
If I look at the picture I see 11 guys with the same shirt (front & back row with the goalie in the darker shirt). So that could be the soccer team. But I have no idea about the 3 white shirts. Replacements? The 2 civilians and the sergeant (?) will be the unavoidable officials.
No matter what, this is a true Sepia Saturday picture!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Great photo!