Historical information

Albert Thurgood's is one of football's greatest-ever players. Nicknamed 'Albert the Great' he was big, strong, and it was said he could play in any position. He was instrumental in Essendon's premiership wins in 1892, 1893, 1894 and 1901. He was also a phenomenal goalkicker in an era of low scores, leading the VFA/VFL goalkicking in 1892, 1893, 1894, and 1901. Thurgood also played in Western Australia from 1895 to 1899.


The portrait is significant as Thurgood is one Of Essendon's greatest players.

Physical description

A sepia photograph in a heavy wooden frame with brass floral decoration and gold slip under plain glass.