1921 Portrait photo of New York Giants Hall of Famer Casey Stengel in full uniform. While it is impossible to tell for sure whether this is a 1921 or 1922 jersey, it appears to photo match his 1921 Koesters Bread baseball card making this a 1921 image. A rare piece of Stengel memorabilia, this was taken by noted photographer Charles Conlon and the reverse carries his handwriting and signature. Photo is very nice with a corner chip being the only flaw. Charles Conlon (1886-1945) was America's first sports photojournalist. In the primitive days of photography, he lugged his camera to the ballpark to capture the heroes of the game in their natural setting and paved the way for a new genre of photography. His work encompassed four decades and he became a true master of his craft. His images range from aging 19th century stars through the golden age of the game and most of the iconic baseball photographs of the early 20th century originate from the camera of Conlon. Due to the nature of his employment, images from Conlon are quite rare to find.
Designation: Vintage 1
Overall Grade: 8/10