1923 Portrait photo of New York Giants catcher Frank Snyder from the World Series against the Yankees. A nice image from photographer Charles Conlon and the reverse carries his handwritten notes and signature. Condition is nice with note to a few light pinholes and some cool artistic tracing. 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: 8.5/10