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Lot # 9: 1911 President Taft, "Throws Out the First Pitch" Early Photo of an American Tradition

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 26 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "February Collectors Auction 2023",
which ran from 1/27/2023 9:00 PM to
2/18/2023 8:00 PM

1911 Original silver gelatin photograph of William Howard Taft as he continued an American tradition that he started two years earlier, by throwing a ball from the stands to open the professional baseball season in Washington. This is the only known original example of this photograph from 1911 we have ever seen in any form and it is completely vintage with the famous Clinedinst studio mark on the front and also stamped on the back. From a prominent newspaper archive, this is being offered here for the first time ever and presents in perfect condition, grading a 10/10! The detail and clarity of this image are off the charts and it is a true piece of American history!

Size: 4.5x6.5
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 10/10

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