19 - 20 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 10,625
Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000
JOSH GIBSON PHOTOGRAPH
Original photograph of Hall of Famer Josh Gibson (1911-1947) as a member of the Homestead Grays, c.1943. The image of Gibson has been silhouetted to feature the legendary Negro League slugger standing by himself. The verso is stamped McNeill News Photo Service, 1920-13th Street, N.W., Adams 6414, Washington S. D.C. as well as features editorial notes, clipped articles which used the image and a typewritten description Josh Gibson wears no. 30, a number consistent with the number of home runs he usually hits within a league season...
7 x 9 1/4 in.
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