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Dixie Dean pic?

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I am trying to track down a photo of the great Dixie Dean shaking hands with my grandfather, Adam Black, of Leicester City prior to an FA Cup 3rd round match at Filbert Street. The picture was taken in January 1933 (Everton winning the tie 3-2 with Dixie Dean predictably getting one of the goals).

Adam Black holds the record for the most league appearances for "The Foxes" and a copy of the picture would be a great addition to my collection of memorabilia. Can you put out an appeal for help/assistance for me please?

Thanking you in anticipation. Kind regards.
Allister Black, Nottingham     Posted 14/11/2007 at 01:15:02

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Ed Casey
1   Posted 14/11/2007 at 12:10:06

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A good place to start would be to email the custodiansd of the Everton Collection, formerly the David France Collection - which is ’the most comprehensive collection of football memorabilia in the world’. If they can’t find it for you I don’t know who will - perhaps you can also give a donation while your at it.

You can start your search here:

http://www.evertoncollection.org.uk/

Failing that try the FA - they might have a public access archive that is worth a look at.
Ed Casey
2   Posted 14/11/2007 at 12:24:18

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p.s Do you know who took the photo, whether it has been in print before and if so in what publication?
Finding out the provenance of the picture will help you to track it down.
Allister Black
3   Posted 14/11/2007 at 12:40:38

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Thanks for your help, Ed. I know that the photo was a press photo and have been in touch with the local records office in Leicester as well as the Liverpool Echo.

I feel that as the match was played at Filbert Street, the Leicester papers would have been a more likely source, but without success.

I will certainly contact The Everton Collection and happily make a donation. I feel that anything that can be done to preserve the heritage of "The Beautiful Game" should be encouraged.

Again thank you for your help.

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