Classic VFL scoreboards

1944 Grand Final Fitzroy vs Richmond at the Junction Oval.
1944 Grand Final Fitzroy vs Richmond at the Junction Oval.

 

Michael Riley of Boyles Football Photos, has sent through some terrific shots from a National Film and Sound Archive documentary called VFL On Film: 1909-1945 – Marking Time Volume 1.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqyfT0GAaBs&feature=youtu.be

We were excited by the scoreboards….

 

 

 

 

 

Glenferrie Oval 1931 and the home team trails.
Glenferrie Oval 1931 and the home team trails.
The MCG 1911 Essendon vs Geelong
The East Melbourne Cricket Ground 1911 Essendon vs Geelong
1935 Grand Final Collingwood vs South Melbourne at the MCG.
1935 Grand Final Collingwood vs South Melbourne at the MCG.
St Kilda team photo Grand Final day vs Fitzroy 1913. MCG
St Kilda team photo Grand Final day vs Fitzroy 1913. MCG
Lakes Oval 1920s during a South Melbourne intra club game.
Lakes Oval 1920s during a South Melbourne intra club game.
Melbourne's Bert White at training in 1929. Possibly at the MCG.
Melbourne’s Bert White at training in 1929. Possibly at the MCG.

4 comments

  1. Many thanks to Michael Riley of Boyles Football Photos for these wonderful images. I especially liked the 1911 photo, where – as explained in the documentary, the boundary umpire is raising a handkerchief to indicate the ball is out of bounds.

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