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Lot # 6: 1920's Andrew "Rube" Foster, "Important Negro League Icon" His Most Famous Photo

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 43 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "January Collectors Auction 2024",
which ran from 12/30/2023 10:00 AM to
1/13/2024 8:00 PM



1920's Vintage studio photograph of Andrew "Rube" Foster, the father of Negro League baseball, as he posed in a New Orleans studio for perhaps his most famous photo ever taken. Foster loved this photo himself and gave this pose to friends and family throughout his career. This particular example is from the late 1920's and developed on mat finish, double weight paper (similar to the paper used by George Burke in the early 1930's). The photo has editorial painting from being in a newspaper archive and has been slightly trimmed for editorial use, but otherwise it presents really well. This is the first example of this photograph we have ever handled or offered for sale!

Size: 3.75x5.25
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 4.5/5
Quality: 4.5/5
Overall Grade: 9/10

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