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Lot # 26: 1930 Charles Conlon, "Baseballs Greatest Photographer" Working at His Desk Vintage Photo

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 34 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "February Collectors Auction 2019",
which ran from 1/30/2019 3:00 PM to
2/16/2019 8:00 PM

Original 1930 photograph of photographer Charles Conlon as he sits behind his desk hard at work! Few men have had the impact on the game without ever playing it like Charles Conlon and as is so often the case, the men behind the lens rarely if ever posed for photographs themselves. We know of only a handful of images of Conlon himself and this is one of the best. Issued by Acme and stamped on the back, this is a crystal clear image with some mild handling wear. Photo has an awesome identification on the back that simply reads, "N.Y. Telegram Proof Reader." It is hard to imagine the world of baseball without this man! 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 of Conlon are quite rare to find with this being one of only two we have ever seen of the photographer himself.

Size: 8x10
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 4/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 9/10

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