1924 Portrait photo of Washington Senators Star James "Doc" Prothro in full uniform. He would hit .333 for the World Series Champion Senators and was a key figure in the success of the team. The offered image is from iconic photographer Charles Conlon and it carries his stamp and handwriting on the back. Condition and clarity are both outstanding! 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