1929 Detailed portrait photo in uniform of Bill Shores from the Philadelphia Athletics and dated during their World Series Championship. A good pitcher on a great team, this is a perfect 10/10 from Charles Conlon and it bears his signature on the back! This is as good as pre-war baseball photography gets! 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