Update 17 March 2012 – Initial look at the Moscow: Selected Images ALBA.PHOTO.177 – The Football Team

March 17, 2012

I spent a couple of hours browsing the Guide to the International Brigade Archive, Moscow: Selected Images, ALBA.PHOTO.177 and found an additional photo series of the team in American Football uniforms.  I have had a copy of the team photograph for over a decade as the team included three Black volunteers.  In Folder 192: 15th International Brigade Sports Contest and Football Team there is a small series of seven photographs relating to this football team (Box 2, Folder 18, 177_19206-19212 [Moscow #s 5/192/6-12]). 

  The series includes two photos of the team in huddle, an action shot entitle “Play along the line of scrimmage” , two shots of the team celebrating victory and a team shot of the oposing team.  I often wondered whether this team actually had played any games.  Apparently they did have at least one scrimmage. 

I would like to be able to identify the volunteers in the photos.