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Lot # 58: 1885 Harvard Baseball Team, "The First Big Red Machine" Incredible Oversized Team Photo

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 19 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Holiday Collectors Auction 2022",
which ran from 12/2/2022 8:00 PM to
12/17/2022 8:00 PM



Stunning large 1885 collotype photograph of the Harvard baseball Team in full uniform and with their manager and early score keeper as well. Measures an impressive 10 3/4x13 inches and in nice condition with one small corner chip at the lower right. A collotype photograph is an image developed directly onto paper like a cyanotype or other processes that are sometime mistaken for "prints" however under magnification you can clearly see this is an actual photograph and extremely rare. One of the earliest and finest Harvard baseball Photos in existence, especially when considering condition and size! Each player is identified on the back in a similar position to how the players sit in the photo. Includes several famous early Harvard athletes that were also football players too! Of particular note is the famous athlete Samuel Winslow pictured at center

Size: 10.75x13
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 4.5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 9.5/10

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