Ca. 1880. A great cricket photograph, a large albumen group picture of all the 11 players.
Each player wears cricket whites and a cap emblazoned with a horse head or rook, and elaborate belts or sashes which also bear emblems. Some players wear a striped shirt; all wear cricket boots with studs. Most sport healthy handlebar mustaches as was in vogue at the time.
One player at the far right holds the cricket bat, while the bowler at the far left holds the ball. The wicket-keeper rests his gloved hands on the shoulders of the seated players in front of him. There appears to be an older player, with a beard showing some gray, and wearing wire rim spectacles, who seems somewhat out of place given the youth of the rest of the players.
The team looks to be in front of a large white canvas screen, an indication that this is an important game. Fall leaves cover the grass behind the team, a suggestion that this was an end of season game.
Approximately 13 x 10", image laid on thicker board, no margins, minor chipping at edges. Good + condition. Item #25940