Carlton Seconds 1939 (SLV 122_156)

Charles Boyles Collection SLV
Link to Photo at SLV Website
SLV Accession no. H2008.122/156

Team: Carlton (VFL)
Location: Princes Park, Carlton
Date: Probably 1939


Back: Jim Baird, ?, Ron Savage, ?, Arthur Sanger, ?, Ted Rippon, ?
Middle; ?, ?, Possibly Cyril Mann, ?, ?, ?, ?
Front: ?, ?, Mick Price


The player third from left in top row is almost certainly Ron Savage. Savage, a ruckman from Mitcham, played his first senior game for Carlton in 1938. He appears in at least one other (Boyles) photo of Carlton Seconds teams from the thirties, as does the player first on left of middle row, and the player fourth from the left of middle row. For example, all three appear in H2008.122/162.

Albert ‘Mick’ Price, the player at right of front row, appears as coach in a number of (Boyles) photos of Carlton Seconds teams of the fifties. The official at extreme right of top row appears in other (Boyles) photos of Carlton Seconds teams of the thirties.

Other Carlton Seconds teams from the thirties in Boyles are Photo 21 version 13 (H2008.122/239), Photo 21 version 14 (H2008.122/158), Photo 47 version 3 (H2008.122/162) and Photo 47 version 4 (H2008.122/140). The latter two photos are even more closely related to Photo 21 version 2 by virtue of an overlap of some players.

Nineteen players. No spectators. White shorts.

Further Work Needed

The player second from right in top row is Ted Rippon who played with Carlton before moving to Essendon in 1933. Rippon received a permit to return to Carlton in June 1939 from Essendon. (Reported in the Argus on 22nd June 1939 p.23) - http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12141609

Front Row left looks like a young Jack Howell, but probably is not.

Savage won best first year player in 1938 and is not mentioned on the lists at the blueseum at http://www.blueseum.org/tiki-index.php?page=1937+Reserves

Jim Baird promoted from thirds to seconds in 1939.
Permit noted in the Argus on 31 May 1939 - http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12134114

This photo should be 1939

Possibly Cyril Mann

Duplicates - Near Identical Photos

Argus 23-Jun-1939 p21 - League Seconds Team Lists - Including Carlton
Argus 14-Jul-1939 p18 - League Seconds Team Lists - Including Carlton

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