1921 Portrait photo of New York Giants infielder Johnny Rawlings as he takes a second to pose during the World Series for photographer Charles Conlon. Stamped on the back by Conlon, it has also carries his handwritten notes and a date of October 3, 1921 as well. 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.
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Overall Grade: 7.5/10