19 - 20 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 13,750
Estimate USD 1,000 - USD 1,500
1916 INDIANAPOLIS ABCS/ROYAL POINCIANA TEAM PHOTOGRAPH
Cabinet photograph of the Indianapolis ABCS/Royal Poinciana Negro League baseball team, including Hall of Fame first baseman Ben Taylor (1888-1953). Inscribed in ink on the border, "Royal Poinciana BB Club Palm Beach - FLA - 1916 Kennard - J. Taylor - Lyons - Hewitt - B. Taylor - Clark - Jeffries - Allen - Dunbar - Johnson - Powell - Forbes - C.I. Taylor - Donaldson - Pierce."
Cabinet, 10 x 8 in.
Framed, 16 x 14 in.
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