This website has been idle for more than six months!! Shame!! even though in the meantime I've been active "online" on Facebook (join the 'rugby-pioneers' page!), Flickr, this French ww1 forum ... and even co-authoring a fine rugby book !
I'm sharing today these "Football Incidents", i.e. a series of "Oilette" postcards published in 1905 by Raphael Tuck - "classical" items for rugby memorabilia collectors !
This series shows six coloured illustrations - half rugby, half association - after B&W etchings from S.T.Dadd (five) and C.M.Padday (one) previously published in illustrated newspapers, and also includes some incidents of Oxford v Cambridge "Varsity" match.
P.S.: I've shot this cards with an iPhone - awful results as it's impossible to get parallels sides and square corners with such a poor camera :(