1932 Portrait photo of Earl Whitehill from the Detroit Tigers. Taken by Charles Conlon and with his notes on the back, a savvy artist at the Cleveland Plain Dealer has taken it upon himself to change the team on Whitehill's hat after he was traded! Cool artistic enhancements and a great player combo make this a special photo from a superstar photographer! 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