The entrance of the Calle Industria | FCB ARCHIVE

These images may seem unusual seen through contemporary eyes, but the fact is that in the early years, there were things about Barça that belonged to that romantic era for football. For example, the children that went to the ground in Calle Industria (1909-22) were given free ham sandwiches for a snack. The doormen and ushers were in charge of handing them out on entry.

It’s a cute image from long ago, comparable to the one of member Narcís Deop going onto the field at half-time with a tray full of lemons to distribute among the players on both teams. And to round off this picturesque snapshot of long-lost traditions, we observe how the Barça players of the 1910s gave bunches of flowers to female supporters after the last game of the season.