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Lot # 99: 1922 Whitey Witt, New York Yankees Portrait Photo by Charles Conlon

Starting Bid: $15.00

Bids: 8 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "MEGA Collectors Auction 2017",
which ran from 3/31/2017 1:00 PM to
4/15/2017 8:00 PM



1922 Portrait photo of New York Yankees star Whitey Witt in full uniform. Taken by photographer Charles Conlon, this is crystal clear and bold. The best image of this early Yankees star that exists! 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.

Size: 5x8
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 4/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 9/10

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