1927 Portrait photo of Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Roy Spencer in full uniform for the national league champions. Taken by noted photographer Charles Conlon and stamped on the back, this image also carries Conlons classic handwriting as well. Condition and quality make this a perfect 10/10! 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: 10/10