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Baseball, 1914 Boston Braves World Champion Leather Pillowtop with Sharp Image
Exceptional Underwood & Underwood Silver-Gelatin Photograph
1914 Boston Braves World Champion Leather Pillowtop, razor sharp silver print depicting team
photograph…1914 "Miracle Braves" club by the renowned studio of Elmer and Burt Underwood,
one of the giants of the photography industry before falling victim to the Great Depression. This
is one of the few surviving pillow tops featuring the team photo; Hall of Famers Johnny Evers
and Rabbit Maranville are sitting in the front row.
The Boston [Miracle] Braves improved upon their last-place record of 26 wins and 40 losses in
early July, 1914 to finish the season with a record of 94 wins and 59 losses; they then swept the
Philadelphia Athletics in the World Series, the franchise would not win another pennant until 1948.
As typed on the verso of the Underwood & Underwood photograph:
BOSTON BRAVES, MOST LIKELY CONTENDERS FOR WORLD’S BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP.
“A new group photo of the lightning speed “Boston Braves” now leading the National
League race for the pennant. With the “Athletics” they are the most likely contender for
the World’s championship series”.
Top row, left to right: James, Cathers, Deal, Davis, Cottrell, Cocreham, Hess, Mann,
Gowdy, Schmidt and Whaling. Center row, left to right: Whitted, Dugey, Tyler, Strand,
DeVore, Gilbert, Smith and Moran. Bottom row, left to right: Connolly, Mitchell, Willie
Connors (Mascot), Rudolph, Maranville, Crutcher, martin and Evers. 9/16/14.
Excellent original condition; not examined out of frame; Frame: 33" x 39.5"; view: 26" x 33".
Transferware Dish, JACK JOHNSON, CHAMPION FIGHTER OF THE WORLD
Unknown maker, the only example we know to exist
The Galveston Giant, John Arthur "Jack" Johnson; American boxer who became the
first African American world heavyweight boxing champion at the height of the Jim Crow
period. An 8.5” dish, black transfer, the molded rim with gold trim…excellent original