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    Late 1910's to 1970's Presidential First Pitch News Photographs Lot of 33. The tradition of the Presidential first pitch reached its centennial last year, and this most American of rituals is documented in the vintage photography provided here. In chronological order: Woodrow Wilson (1), Vice President Thomas Marshall (1), Warren G. Harding (1), Calvin Coolidge (1), Franklin D. Roosevelt (4), Harry S. Truman (4), Dwight D. Eisenhower (3), John F. Kennedy (10 baseball related, 3 non-baseball), Lyndon B. Johnson (1 baseball related, 1 non baseball), Richard Nixon (1), Gerald Ford (2). Condition improves from VG average for pre-war to EX-MT average for post-war. News stamping on verso of most. Average size 7x9". Also includes some modern photo prints not listed in the count.

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