Blackburn Rovers in 1895

Football clubs were big business in the 1890s. Whilst many of the players would have been amateurs and paid very little, the sport had, by then, been organised into leagues with national competitions and the marketing and merchandising that we’re familiar with today was beginning to emerge. This photograph was taken for a large, glossy publication, published in 1895, which contained photographs of all the teams and many of their star players. It is perhaps surprising that such an expensive book would have found a market, given the low incomes of the fans, and maybe it didn’t, as very few copies have survived.

Enjoy this original photograph from our archive. It is low resolution and has a ‘’ watermark. Our NFT photo-art images are higher resolution (300 dpi) with no watermark. Please subscribe to be notified when Keasbury-Gordon photo-art is offered for sale.