23 rarely-seen photos charting Portsmouth FC’s highs and lows over the years

Here are some rarely-seen photos of Pompey and their fans, courtesy of the Getty archive.

Thursday, 28th March 2019, 11:49 am
Updated Thursday, 28th March 2019, 11:51 am
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5th June 1939: Jimmy Guthrie, the Portsmouth captain, being carried by his team mates after winning the FA Cup final. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
28th April 1934: A Portsmouth football fan with a rattle in each hand cheering for her team before their FA Cup final against Manchester City, which the latter won 2-1. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

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English soccer player Jimmy Dickinson (1925 - 1982) of Portsmouth FC at Fratton Park stadium for a match against Charlton Athletic FC, Portsmouth, UK, 16th November 1963. (Photo by Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Soccer players from Southampton FC and Portsmouth FC enter the field before a match, UK, 16th January 1965. (Photo by Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Portsmouth Football Club supporter wearing a rosette and holding a model FA Cup arrives in London for the FA Cup final against Bolton Wanderers at Wembley. Bolton Wanderers Football Club won 2-0. (Photo by Topical Press/Getty Images)
29th April 1939: A Portsmouth soccer supporter in Trafalgar Square, London blows a horn and waves a rattle. She is in London to watch an FA Cup match. (Photo by Stephenson/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
24th February 1939: T Rowe, the Portsmouth FC centre-half heads the ball during a match against Brentford. (Photo by H. F. Davis/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
April 1929: Supporters arrive in London for the FA Cup final between Bolton Wanderers and Portsmouth at Wembley. Bolton Wanderers Football Club won 2-0. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)
22nd March 1939: The players of Portsmouth Football Club train for their forthcoming F A Cup Semi-Final at a training ground in Bognor, Sussex, (Photo by H. F. Davis/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
June 1924: Portsmouth FC at Liverpool Strret Station, London, ready to leave for Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
29th April 1939: A Portsmouth Football Club supporter cheering his team in Trafalgar Square, London, before their FA Cup Final match against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Wembley Stadium. (Photo by Stephenson/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
19th October 1936: Symon, captain of Portsmouth FC leading his team on to the football pitch. (Photo by J. A. Hampton/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
26th March 1949: Supporters of Portsmouth FC find the time to watch the Oxford and Cambridge Boat race, on their way to Highbury, for Portsmouth's match against Leicester City. (Photo by Warburton/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
28th April 1934: A sailor supporting Portsmouth Football Club cheering in the streets. (Photo by E. Dean/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
Wolves centre half Bill Shorthouse makes a sliding tackle on Portsmouth's Jack Froggatt during the FA Charity Shield match at Highbury Stadium, London, 19th October 1949. The game ended in a draw for the first time (1-1) and the two teams shared the trophy. (Photo by Douglas Miller/Keystone/Getty Images)
Butler, the goalkeeper for Portsmouth FC, and McDonald, the Fulham FC centre-forward, struggle for the ball during a 1st division FA league match at Craven Cottage. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)
Precarious spectators watching Arsenal's opening game of the season against Portsmouth at the North London club's Highbury Stadium, 27th August 1938 (Photo by H. F. Davis/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
19th October 1949: Portsmouth goalkeeper, Ernie Butler, making a save while the Wolverhampton Wanderers player, Smyth, challenges him for the ball. The Portsmouth footballer, Jimmy Dickinson looks on. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)
8th February 1954: Portsmouth and England footballer, Peter Harris, about to score during an FA Cup match against Scunthorpe. (Photo by Douglas Miller/Keystone/Getty Images)
26th March 1949: A casualty who fainted in the crowd is passed over the heads of the spectators at the FA Cup semi-final match between Portsmouth and Leicester City at Highbury. (Photo by PNA Rota/Getty Images)
22nd February 1939: Portsmouth goalkeeper Walker runs out to clear from Boulter of Brentford during their match at Brentford. (Photo by H. F. Davis/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
Manchester City captain Sam Cowan (right), and the Portsmouth captain David Thackeray shake hands before the FA Cup final at Wembley, 28th April 1934. The referee is Sir Stanley Rous (1895 - 1986). Manchester City won the match 2-1. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)