Dud Branom was one of the greatest pure hitters of his era, its just too bad he did it all in the minor leagues! He was a star who appreciated being a big fish in a small pond and repeatedly turned down major league offers to live the simple life. He did appear in 30 games for the Philadelphia A's in 1927 however, and Charles Conlon the noted photographer captures him here during this short window in full uniform. A clear and bold portrait photo that seems to capture Branoms knowledge that he was one of the best hitters of his era perfectly! Photo is in nice shape with a few pinholes being the only flaw keeping it from perfection! 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: 9/10