Lot 612: Brazil - Football and Cricket. A personal photograph album mostly relating to Rio de Janeiro, circa 1924-28, containing approximately 170 mounted gelatin silver prints, the majority small-format snapshots of postcard sizes and smaller, largely of British young men engaged in recreational activities, the compiler referenced as 'Myself', also including some sporting interest, including two hockey snapshots, a larger group portrait of a cricket group, Rio, September 1925, including Kirkby, Spankie, Rait, Hayes, 'Myself', Miller, 17 x 23cm, five postcard-size photographs of Inter-State cricket at Santos, July 1925, another posed cricket group of similar size and date, three similar size photographs of Rio Cricket Soccer XI versus SS Baronega, June 1927, six further cricket photos from August 1927 (Rio won by innings and 59 runs), names cited include Brooking, Muriel, Cunningham, Tatam, and two taken at Belgrano cricket ground, two photos of the Hood and Repulse Cup, plus one further small snapshot of a posed football group, the Boyes Cup team, 1928, featuring Gould (Captain), Riddell, Goodrich, Dowle, 'Self', Campbell, Swiggs, and others, mounted as multiples and back to back on 15 leaves, ink captions to mounts throughout, contemporary card wrappers with spine tie, soiled and worn, oblong folio. The largest photograph in the album a posed cricket club group could be Sao Paulo Railway Company team. The Miller featured in the front is Miller, possibly Carlos Miller (born 1907) whose father was the Brazilian sportsman Charles William Miller (1874-1953) who was considered to be the father of football in Brazil. (1)
Dominic Winter's Antiques & Fine Art Auction October 2015
Thursday, 15th October 2015
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