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Spring 2023 Art, Asian, Tribal & Jewelry

Sat, May 20, 2023 01:00PM EDT
Lot 14

9 Early Sports Team Photos Baseball & Basketball

Estimate: $400 - $800

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Group of 9 photographs from the early 20th century. Hudson (1902-1903) basketball team portrait mounted on board. Photo measures 13 1/4" x 10 1/2". Three photographs of professional baseball player Lawton Walter "Whitey" Witt (b. Ladislaw Waldemar Wittkowski): two portraits of Witt with the Goddard School's (Orange, MA) baseball team (c. 1914) measuring 12" x 9 7/8" and 13 1/2 x 10 3/8" respectively, and one photo of Witt in uniform aboard his Navy vessel during WWI (1918) measuring 6 1/4" x 8 1/8" by sight. Unidentifed football team. Photo measures 9 1/4" x 7 3/8" by sight. Unidentifed football team (c. 1907-08). Photo measures 13 1/4" x 10 3/8" by sight. Wooden frame measures 24" x 20 1/4". Largest shipping item. Unidentified basketball team. Photo measures 8 1/2" x 6 1/2" by sight. Unidentified basketball team (1905). Photo measures 7 1/2" x 9 1/8" by sight. Unidentified basketball player studio portrait. Photo measures 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" by sight. Photos in varying states. Most appear fine, given normal aging. Some display warping from being improperly mounted. Not inspected out of frames. The wooden frames (many original) are showing signs of deterioration. Keywords: high school, collegiate, college, basketball, football, teams, Philadelphia Athletics, A's, New York Yankees, Brooklyn Robins, vintage, photography, athlete

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