London: Illustrated London News, 1871. Double page image from the Illustrated London News of the friendly association football match (now called soccer) between England & Scotland at The Oval, London on 17 November 1871, which England won.
"The first official match was held on 30 November 1872, on Scotland's national saint's day, St. Andrew's Day, and it took place at Hamilton Crescent in Partick, home of the West of Scotland Cricket Club. The Scotland team was made up entirely of players from Queen's Park, the most successful Scottish club of the period. The game ended a 0-0 draw, watched by a crowd of 4000 who had paid a shilling each for admission." (Wikipedia)
Woodblock print with later historically inaccurate coloring, with the uniforms in blue (appropriate for Scotland) and red (inappropriate for England). Approximately 19 1/2 x 13" plus margins. Very good condition. Item #25783