19 - 20 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 2,750
Estimate USD 1,000 - USD 1,500
BABE RUTH & JACK DEMPSEY PHOTOGRAPH
Original photograph of Hall of Famer Babe Ruth (1895-1948) and heavyweight boxing Champion Jack Dempsey (1895-1983), c.1923. The pair were famously friends and neighbors at Manhattan’s Ansonia Hotel during the 1920s.The verso is stamped Exclusive Photo for papers featuring our service, The Christy Walsh Syndicate, No Charge! to Babe Ruth papers, Not Available to Others, Copyright 1923 by the Christy Walsh Syndicate.
5 x 7 1/4 in.
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