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HISTORIC PORTSMOUTH #221

Locals were root-root-rooting for the home team way back in the 1890s. Here a strapping young group of football players pose on the tattered grass floor mat at the Newell Studios downtown. Four of Portsmouth’s famed Wood brothers are visible here. (Coninued below)

 

 

HISTORIC PHOTOS of the Greater Portsmouth Area appear here weekl

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The Fabulous Wood Brothers of Portsmouth

Three, wearing a large black "P" emblem, are seated toward the right center, while the fourth lounges up front. There were eight Wood brothers and sisters, plus seven half-siblings, all top athletes of their era. (From "Historic Portsmouth" by James L. Garvin)

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