1924 Portrait photo of Joe Klugmann from the Brooklyn Dodgers in full uniform. An impressive image from Charles Conlon and stamped on the back, this is a rare image from an extremely rare and obscure player. The quality of the image is outstanding and the condition is not bad with a few creases and pinholes. 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: 7/10