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    1904 Washington Senators Photographic Composite by Carl Horner. Exceptional display piece is the work of famed baseball photographer Carl Horner, best remembered for creating many of the images used in the popular T206 tobacco card set, most notably the portrait of Honus Wagner used for the hobby's most valuable card. Fourteen photographic portraits present here are all the product of his lensmanship, as is the composite design which was likely used to create some sort of premium or newspaper layout. At the center of the design, at a size of 6x7", is player-manager Patsy Donovan, with his teammates surrounding him in oval or rectangular images slightly smaller in dimensions. Hand lettered text on the heavy cardboard mount at center reads "Wash Am League, 1904," with baseball equipment imagery penned in the margins, along with the words "Photo by Carl L. Horner." We believe that this inscription is in Horner's own hand. The mount measures approximately 19x24" in size, and shows heavy chipping along upper and right edge, and some scattered staining, but the visual appeal is not significantly hindered by these factors and the photos themselves remain clear and crisp. With single photographs by Horner often reaching five figures at auction, this remarkable piece represents an incredible opportunity for collectors of his fine work. The piece is tastefully matted and framed to final dimensions of 26x34".

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    May, 2006
    6th Saturday
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