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    1912 Photograph Album with Multiple Original Images of Stockholm Olympic Games & World Series.
    The wreck of the Titanic was the biggest news in global travel in 1912, but the creator of this fascinating album experienced a decidedly more enjoyable year of adventure, taking in what was arguably the two most important sporting events of that historic vintage. Dozens of 3.5x5.5" original, one-of-a-kind snapshots fill this scrapbook, each carefully notated in black fountain pen ink with the relevant details. The photographer was clearly quite skilled at his craft, as the imagery conveys an understanding of form and composition uncommon in the average hobbyist.

    There is some possibility that the 1911 World Series open this special volume, as there appear images of Brisco Lord and Chief Bender at Shibe Park, and immediately thereafter shots of Mathewson (2), Murray and Marquard at the Polo Grounds--the Athletics and Giants were the competitors for the 1911 Fall Classic. But it is impossible in any of the images to determine the opponent. Soon we find ourselves crossing the Atlantic en route to Sweden, and shortly thereafter twenty-one images of Stockholm Olympics action.

    An array of tourist shots follow, and soon we're back to American shores, with five Polo Grounds shots dated October 8, 1912, the opening game of the World Series. A few shots of the St. Louis Browns at the Chicago White Sox, probably from earlier in the 1912 season, immediately follow, then another photo from Game One of the Series and from Chicago each. The book then concludes with family shots and images of a storm-damaged winter town. All photos are NRMT condition, while the leather-bound volume exhibits general handling and storage wear. A fascinating, never-before-seen documentation of early sports history.


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