19 - 20 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 199,500
Estimate USD 150,000 - USD 200,000
MIKE "KING" KELLY SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH
Original studio cabinet style photograph of Hall of Famer Mike “King” Kelly (1857-1894) signed and inscribed by him Truly Yours, M.J. Kelly in black fountain ink. The photograph acts as the centerpiece of an unbound program for a Testimonial Banquet and Presentation tendered Mr. M. J. Kelly by Members of the Boston Lodge of Elks and other Friends, Monday Evening, May 9, 1887, and features thick card stock, gilt edges, velvet ribbons and ornamentations as was the style of the time. Additionally, the program features a listing of the attendees of the banquet and is signed by several of them on the back cover in pencil. This represents the only known example of a Mike “King” Kelly signed photograph.
5 1/2 x 9 1/4 in.
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