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Lot # 121: 1926 Jakie May, Cincinnati Reds Portrait Photo in Full Uniform by Charles Conlon

Starting Bid: $15.00

Bids: 10 (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



1926 Portrait photo of Jakie May from the Cincinnati Reds in full uniform. A veteran who played in 17 seasons, he is actually a tough player to find quality images of. The offered example from Charles Conlon is one of the best with some artistic enhancements and tracing being the only thing keeping it from being as fresh as the day it was developed! 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: 4.25x6.5
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 4.5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 9.5/10

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