1927 Portrait photo of Johnny Miljus from the Pittsburgh Pirates in full uniform. Taken during their National League Championship season in which they would face the mighty "Murderers Row" Yankees in the World Series. A quality image from Charles Conlon and dated during the Series, this is a nice example with some pinholes done by the newspaper nearly 100 years ago being the only flaw. 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