When Woolloongabba was Wattle Scented

Saturday, February 4, 2012

American Football: How Players Dress, 1908

The captions read:

This is a picture showing the ear, and head, and noseguard in position. The nose guard nts on to the fore-head by means of a strap, and has a tab, which is held between the teeth.

This man played without any nose guard.

These two men are shown in the attitude adopted when "centre guard'' takes the ball in hand to pass it to the quarter baok. Each man is wearing nose, ears, and head guard, and is also padded on the shoulder, knees, and elbows.

1908 'AMERICAN FOOTBALL.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), 3 September, p. 4. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10189106

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