1931 Original Photo BABE RUTH & JOE McCARTHY Yankees
An OUTSTANDING Original Vintage 1931 photo depicting Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees with his New manager, Joseph Vincent McCarthy at spring training. The photo measures 8" x 10" with some light wear and a corner crease but overall the image is first-rate on this vintage first generation photograph. McCarthy always had a tough time taming Ruth. The known fact that Ruth wanted the Yankees job added to the tension between the two that can be felt in this great shot of the Babe appearing to be biting his tongue. One of the earliest photos taken of the two Hall of Famers and Yankee legends meeting for the first time.
This came from the Christy Walsh Collection I purchaded a few years ago from reknown vintage sports photo historian Henry Yee. Although this photo has no stamps on the back most of the photos that came from this collection had the Christy Walsh stamp plus some had several Associated Press stamps on the back. It is a spectacular original period photo with exceptional detail and contrast that you would only see in 1st generation photos that is LOST in 2nd and later generation printings (based on my 20 years collecing historical photos).