1905-06 Carl Horner Cabinet Photo of Orval Overall 
Lot Number 896
 
Quantity: Bid Starts: 03/17/2008 10:00:00 
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Description

Carl Horner's talent is apparent in nearly every portrait he took, capturing the haunting gaze of the baseball players he photographed. From his Boston studio, Horner snapped images of nearly all the baseballers from 1904-1910 including this stellar image of Orval Overall of the Cincinnati club. Overall played for the Reds during the 1905 and half of the 1906 season, dating this fantastic artifact. The beautiful black and white portrait is mounted to a cabinet back measuring 4-1/2 x 6-3/8 while the actual portrait measures 3-1/2 x 5-1/2 and is stamped with Horner, Boston in the lower right corner. The back of the piece is off-white and relatively clean, displaying a 1996 Original Baseball Magazine Christie's hologram and the player's name in pencil. There are two pinholes on the right-hand corners of the cabinet that do not affect the image, giving this piece the overall grade of (EX-MT). 
 
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