Beautiful c. 1919 portrait photograph of Hall of Famer Branch Rickey as he assumed the managerial spot for the St. Louis Cardinals. The image is stamped on the back by photographer Charles Conlon making this one of the most important and visually appealing images of Rickey ever offered. There is a handwritten date from when the image was filed in a newspaper of 1922 and the folder identification number, but the image could have been taken and developed by Conlon at any time before this date and we feel this dates to about 1919 when he first assumed the leadership role of the Cardinals! Photo is in nice shape overall with note to some pinholes from publication and artistic enhancements but looks better than the technical grade. One of the most important early images of this famous Hall of Famer we have ever handled, offered here for the first time ever fresh out of a newspaper archive!
Designation: Vintage 1
Overall Grade: 8/10