1927 Portrait photo of Pittsburgh Pirates bench coach and former star player Oscar Stanage in full uniform. Taken by noted photographer Charles Conlon and dated on the back during one of the most important World Series of all time (October 19, 1927). Condition and quality make this a perfect 10/10! Stamped on the back by Conlon and it carries his handwritten notes 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.
Designation: Vintage 1
Overall Grade: 10/10