Nineteenth-Century Baseball Cabinet-Card Collection (5) - Duos Featuring Equipment

Sold For: $540

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 103

Item Year: 1878

Category: Pre-1900 Baseball Cards (1830-1899)

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Collection of five nineteenth-century cabinet cards, each of which pictures a pair of players posing with various equipment from the era. Unless otherwise noted, all of the cabinet photos capture the players in a formal studios setting and measure approximately 4.25 x 6.5 inches. 1) Posed image of a catcher and batter. "Manson" is lettered on the batter's jersey. Produced by G. A. Douglas of Manson, Iowa. Gd, with a corner chip in the upper left and a tear along the bottom right corner that is repaired with tape on the reverse. 2) Two players each holding a bat, with one also holding a catcher's mask. Produced by Geo. L. Lamson of LaFargeville, New York. Vg-Ex. 3) Pair posing, arm in arm, with one holding a baseball. "Barre" is lettered on each jersey. The blue-ink notation "John Dodge + Friend" appears on the reverse. Produced by Clark of Barre, Vermont. Ex-Mt. 4) Pair posing with one holding a ball and the other a catcher's mitt and mask. The letters "L. E." are lettered on each jersey. Produced by Coles Studios of Illinois. Vg, with heavy spotting on the photo. 5) Pair posing, with one seated (holding a bat) and the other standing (holding a ball). An "H" is lettered on each jersey. No photographer's credit. A pencil notation, reading "Chas + Ed Rothermel Bros. Minersville, Pa.," appears on the reverse. Trimmed along all four borders to its current dimension of 4 x 5.5 inches; otherwise, Ex, with four small tack holes along the borders. Total: 5 cabinet photos.

Reserve $200. Estimate (open).


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