19 - 20 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 375
Estimate USD 500 - USD 700
JACKIE ROBINSON PHOTOGRAPH
Original photograph of Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson (1919-1972) as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army, c.1945. Robinson was famously court-martialed in August 1944, stemming from an incident in which he refused to move to the back of an Army bus after being ordered to do so by the bus driver. Robinson was eventually acquitted of all charges. The verso is stamped OCT 29 1945 as well as inscribed Jack Robinson in pencil.
6 1/2 x 8 1/2 in.
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