1920 Portrait photo of pitcher Leon Cadore from the Brooklyn Dodgers in full uniform. This is dated on the back from the Dodgers trip to the World Series against the Cleveland Indians. A killer image with exceptional clarity and detail, this is a Charles Conlon original with a stamp and handwritten notes on the back. This is as good as prewar 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: 9.5/10