19 - 20 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 15,000
Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000
1915 PALM BEACH BREAKERS TEAM CABINET PHOTOGRAPH
Original cabinet photograph of the 1915 Palm Beach Breakers Hotel baseball team featuring fifteen members of the team in street clothes including Hall of Famers John Henry “Pop” Lloyd (1884-1964), John Preston “Pete” Hill (1882-1951), Louis Santop (1890-1942), “Smokey Joe” Williams (1886-1951) and notables Spotswood Poles, Dick Redding, Jude Gans, Leroy Grant, Dicta Johnson, Zack Pettus, Bill Francis, Sam Mongin, Dick Wallace, William “Knux” James and Jesse Barber. Inscribed on the bottom edge of the photo Palm Beach 1915 and on the verso Breakers Ball club taken in (illegible), Spotswood Poles.
10 x 8 in.
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