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    1916 White Sox Original Panoramic Photograph. This remarkable photograph, measuring 8" x 26", pictures the entire 1916 squad kneeling in front of scores of postal workers in Chicago for a convention. The original, vintage mount is embossed with the details: "Delegates to the Fourteenth Annual Convention of the National Rural Letter Carriers Association enjoying the National game at the White Sox Baseball Park, Chicago, Ill., Wednesday, August Ninth, Nineteen Hundred and Sixteen." An image of Comiskey Park is at left, with the caption, "Home of the White Sox." At right is an image of the the famous Montgomery Ward department store, with identifying caption below.

    The original frame brings the overall dimensions to 14" x 31". But, of course, it is the image itself that holds the greatest appeal, picturing twenty-four members of the powerful American League squad, including six of the notorious "Eight Men Out," who were banned from the game for their involvement in the throwing of the 1919 World Series. "Shoeless Joe" Jackson stares into the camera at far left, and as the camera pans right, it crosses paths with "crooked" pitchers Eddie Cicotte and Claude "Lefty" Williams, infielders Buck Weaver, Fred McMullin, and outfielder Oscar "Happy" Felsch. It's a rather rough-and-tumble lot, particularly in contrast to the men in crisp suits and ties and women in flowered sun hats that crowd the space behind them. The looks on their faces suggest that the day did not go well, and, in fact, it didn't. With the stands largely empty, it's evident that this photo was shot post-game, as the White Sox were still smarting from a 3-1 loss to the visiting Red Sox.

    Short of a small imperfection at the upper right edge of the mount, only apparent upon close inspection, this piece appears just as it did when Joe and Eddie and Lefty and Happy and Buck were still innocent men, NRMT in every regard.


    Guide Value or Estimate: $1,200 - up.

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