19 - 20 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 7,500
Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000
1918 CHICAGO AMERICAN GIANTS TEAM CABINET PHOTOGRAPH
Original cabinet photograph of the 1918 Chicago American Giants baseball team picturing fourteen including Negro League pioneer and founder of the Chicago American Giants, Hall of Famer Andrew “Rube” Foster (1979-1930), Hall of Famer John Preston “Pete” Hill (1882-1951) and notables Bruce Petway, Frank Duncan and Dick “Cannonball” Redding. Mount is inscribed American Giants. Palm Beach, Fla, 1918. and players are identified on the image in black ink.
12 x 10 in.
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