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    1890's photo (possibly Hibs) Help required

    Morning, can anyone identify the player in this photo ? I believe it was taken in 1890, in the Edinburgh area. The player is wearing a Scotland strip and cap - Any suggestions would be gratefully received.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conrad Gray View Post
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    Morning, can anyone identify the player in this photo ? I believe it was taken in 1890, in the Edinburgh area. The player is wearing a Scotland strip and cap - Any suggestions would be gratefully received.

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    Maybe the last player Hearts actually paid the transfer fee on

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    Looks like it's possibly a player in the Scotland national team strip. The badge looks a thistle design.

    http://www.historicalkits.co.uk/international/scotland/scotland-1872-1939.html

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    My first thought was Charlie Chaplin.
    Maybe Willie Groves? The picture is a bit blurry on my phone but there are similarities, check out Willie Groves images, you might get a result

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    Maybe the Hibernian Historical Trust can help?

    They have a lot of knowledge and I know from experience that they try to help where they can!

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    I'm not saying it is but it could be a photograph of a Scottish rugby internationalist. The thistle doesn't match anything worn by a Scotland football team during the period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomsk View Post
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    I'm not saying it is but it could be a photograph of a Scottish rugby internationalist. The thistle doesn't match anything worn by a Scotland football team during the period.
    You are correct. It is a rugby player. The photo is so low resolution on my phone that it is hard to date, but I think by the 1890s rugby players wore shorts. That photo may be older, like closer to the 1870s.

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