19 - 20 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 18,750
Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000
1926 PHILADELPHIA ROYAL GIANTS PANORAMIC PHOTOGRAPH
Original panoramic photograph of the historic 1926 Philadelphia Royal Giants along with the Joe Pirrone’s All Stars at the Opening Game of the All Professional Winter League. The Royal Giants feature fifteen members of the team with six future Hall of Famers including “Bullet” Joe Rogan, Willie Wells, Biz Mackey, Andy Cooper, “Turkey” Stearnes and Willie Foster. The photograph is inscribed on the negative Opening Game All-Professional Winter League, Joe Pirrone’s All Stars vs. Phil. Royal Giants, Los Angeles White Sox Park Oct. 24, 1926 in the lower center of the image.
34 1/2 x 8 in.
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