These (4) original news service or wire photographs depict 1940s-1950s Big Apple diamond heroes. All show expected signs of newsroom handling and unobtrusive surface crazing. Includes:
Berra/Byrne/Henrich an original 9x7 black-and-white photo taken on June 23, 1949. The photo depicts Berra and Henrich congratulating Byrne for his one-hit outing against Detroit. In support of their hurler, Berra and Henrich homered that day. There are "ASSOCIATED PRESS" stampings, and the original caption sheet adhered to the back. On the front, (2) vintage tape strips are confined to the thin white border.
DiMaggio/McCarthy an original 7-1/8 x 9" black-and-white photo depicting a sharply dressed DiMaggio (with luggage in tow) walking alongside skipper McCarthy. Dated February 7, 1946, the photo has an "ASSOCIATED PRESS" stamping and original caption adhered to the reverse. The likeness provided a familiar refrain to Bronx fans, as DiMaggio was headed for spring training (his first after a three-year hiatus due to World War II).
DiMaggio a 10x7 black-and-white wire photo depicting a since-retired DiMaggio fraternizing with a group of (4) little leaguers. On the reverse, the stamping lists an independent photographer, while the adhered caption sheet is dated August 20, 1960.
Duke Snider an original 10x8 black-and-white photo of Dodgers hero Duke Snider and an unidentified clubhouse employee. In street clothes, Snider and his companion are studying the side seam on a pair of Dodgers uniform pants. There are no stampings or identifiers on the reverse, though "B" logos on caps in the image narrow the date to Snider's pre-1958 days in Brooklyn.