The Grand Old Game Opens in New York! Young of the Giants makes a safe hit, with Burns advancing to 2nd in the first inning., c. 1919
Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print on paper
Purchased by the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College on August 12, 2020 from Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York.
The Grand Old Game Opens in New York! 20,000 fans saw the Giants’ tank crush the floundering Phillies into the green grass in the opening game at the Polo Grounds. The Giants were full of steam and ended the session with the score 14 to 2 in their favor. Young of the Giants makes a safe hit, with Burns advancing to 2nd in the first inning.
Credited in plate with typeset credit and title on label affixed to verso.
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