(2) 1916 Original Baseball Photos with 1916 World Series 
Lot Number 898
 
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To the hundreds of thousands of fanciers or fanatics, known today simply as “fans,” who packed the hot and uncomfortable wooden grandstands at the turn of last century, baseball and America thank you. It was these devoted fans that helped create American sports, baseball in particular, into a business. Presented is a pair of original baseball stadium and grandstand photographs that include the Polo Grounds and Fenway Park. The first image is a Culver Pictures 4-5/8 x 6-1/8” silver oxide picture of the second game of the 1916 season for the New York Yankees at the Polo Grounds in Manhattan. The picture, in (EX-MT) condition, is titled Gilhooley sliding to 3rd – Washington-NY 4/15/16. The Yankees won the game for their first victory of the season. The second image is from Game 2 of the 1916 World Series in Boston. The 4x6 Bain News Service photo shows the packed grandstands with a view from right field. The Charles River is visible in the background beyond the left field bleachers. The reverse of both images has glue reside, but the Bain News Service stamp and dates are visible, making the overall grade for this picture (EX-MT). 
 
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