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Lot 188



Lot Number: 188

Description: Significant Babe Ruth photograph by Charles Conlon c.1927. Offered is the quintessential image of Babe Ruth as captured by legendary photographic artist Charles Martin Conlon. The original sepia tone image measures 6 1/2" x 8 1/2" and simply exudes the hallmarks of Conlon's greatest works with regard to clarity, contrast, tonality, and composition. The photo is identified and signed by Conlon on the back in period pencil, "Babe Ruth: Eddie Crum made this picture without any help, November 24, 1933 Chas. M. Conlon". Condition of the photo is nearly flawless remaining in nearly as printed original condition. Regarded by many as Conlon's finest image of Babe Ruth, the offered photograph has been utilized to produce countless residual products and advertisements inclusive of the 1933 Goudey baseball card and premium card issues. A rendering of this image is featured in "Baseball's Golden Age: The Photographs of Charles M. Conlon" by McCabe and McCabe on page #99. With regard to rarity, condition, image quality, hand signed identification by Conlon, and impeccable direct provenance we feel very confident in describing the offered image as one of, if not the finest, of its type to have been offered at public auction: NM

Estimated Price: ($7,500.00-$10,000.00)

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