The Start of a Race

Who?  When?  Where?

The Start of a Race  -  Who?  When?  Where?

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to John Stirling, Currie, Edinburgh:  November 6, 2009                         Photographer not known

 

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   The Start of a Race  -  Who?  When?  Where?

 

The Start of a Race

Old Photo

Old Photo

Thank you to John Stirling for allowing me to reproduce this photo.  The photo is taken from a collection of lantern slides that John rescued from being destroyed in 1974.  The photographer is not known.

Some of the other slides from this series are known to have been taken between about 1910 and 1920.

Who?  When?  Where?

Can you suggest where or when this photograph of the start of a race might have been taken?  Some  of the other photos from this collection were taken at the Edinburgh University Playing Fields at Myreside.

Here is another photo from the same collection, this one taken at the end of a race, showing the competitors looking rather more exhausted.

Men Racing  -  Who?  When?  Where?

I see some similarities between the athletes in these two photos, but I don't think it is the same race.  There are lots of spectators in the photo of the start of the race and none to be seen at the finish:  and I don't see anybody in black shorts at the start of the race.

Answers?

If you know the answer to any of the questions about who was in the race, or  when and where this photo might have been taken please email me.

Thank you. 

Peter Stubbs:  December 1, 2009

 

Where is it?

Around Edinburgh

    

 

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