1929 Wire Photo BABE RUTH Yankees showing off bat
An ORIGINAL Wire Photo issued in 1929 by Pacific & Atlantic depicting Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees showing his bat to young star pitcher of the Cleveland Indians Wes Ferrell. There is wear around the photo primarily restricted to the borders and the central image should matte and frame out nicely. The Original Press Stamps are on the reverse of this photo measuring 8" x 10" with excellent contrast and clarity.
Of interesting note is the stamping on the reverse, which helps us trace the history of it ownership. The photo was used several times and was owned by several news agencies; from the last days of P&A, and part of Acme Newspictures' archives when the latter acquired the former in the late 1920's. It then became the property of the United Press in 1952 when UP acquired Acme and then the property of UPI in 1957 when International merged with UP. The image is nice but the historical documentation on the reverse is also neat in its own right !