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    1924 World Series Panoramic Photograph with President Coolidge. Extraordinarily rare and desirable photograph stands as the finest of its endangered breed, both for its expanded dimensions and its superb condition. A true photographic work of art, the image provides a flawlessly executed study of the combatants in this famous Fall Classic which earned Walter Johnson and our nation's capital a first and only World Championship. On the few occasions this image has previously surfaced at auction, it almost invariably is cropped to the shoulder of the final New York Giant at left, but here an added six inches provide a quite casual view of the seated marching band as they study the proceedings. Only with the closest of inspection will some scrolling creases be discerned, but from any viewing distance greater than a foot the photo displays with NRMT perfection. We invite interested bidders to examine the ultra-high resolution images online to see for themselves.

    President Coolidge stands at dead center of the image in the first row of the grandstand, framed by warring Hall of Fame managers Bucky Harris and John McGraw, though the latter had taken a professional leave of absence for health reasons, ceding control of the club to his former 1894 Baltimore Orioles teammate and the third Hall of Fame manager in the image, Hughie Jennings. Other Cooperstown enshrinees pictured include Walter Johnson, Sam Rice, umpire Bill Klem, Hack Wilson, George Kelly, Frank Frisch, Travis Jackson, Ross Youngs and, over Coolidge's right shoulder, a white-haired Kenesaw Mountain Landis. Image is housed in its original frame, 10x46.5".


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    Auction Dates
    April, 2011
    21st-22nd Thursday-Friday
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