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Pic: AdamPartridgeAuctioneers/BNPS<br />
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Pictured: Lowry is pictured at the very back of the picture stood up on the left<br />
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A rare photo revealing L.S. Lowry's football-playing childhood has emerged on sale alongside a 'unique' letter to an old friend. <br />
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The celebrated English artist can be seen as a young boy fully kitted out with his teammates in the Victorian-era snap.<br />
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Lowry, whose famous matchsick men paintings include 'Going to the Match' which sold for £7.8m last year, was an avid Manchester City fan. <br />
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However, insight into his playing days have been scarce. <br />
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In the accompanying handwritten letter to a friend dated October 1966, Lowry confirms he is one of the boys in the black and white photo and could even name the others at the time of writing.