Friday, November 01, 2013

Some Great Vintage Photos from Hunt Auctions - Including Jackie Robinson and the Negro Leagues

Earlier this week, I shared some great Dodgers' artwork and memorabilia available at Hunt's annual Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory auction.  Now, I share some vintage photographic negatives from the Dennis Brearley Collection that features Jackie Robinson and the Negro Leagues from the turn of the century.

Dennis Brearley was a Pulitzer Prize winning photo journalist once employed by a Boston area newspaper and as the team photographer for the Boston Red Sox.  So, he had access to many of the greats in Baseball.

Below are a couple of original vintage negatives of Jackie Robinson.
(auction link)

The next two items are also from the collection of Dennis Brearley and date to the 1900's to 1910's, but were not actually taken by him.  Nevertheless, they are rare turn of the century negatives of a team that were rarely photographed.  These photos are believed to be of the vaunted Cuban Giants.

The below 2 photos are thought to be of Hall of Famer Jose Mendez.
(auction link)

Here are a couple more action photos of the Cuban Giants.  The name of the players is not known.
(auction link)

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