Lot # 127: c. 1947 Babe and Claire Ruth (HOF) Original Type 1 News Service Photo

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Item was in Auction "Winter, 2023 Set Builder Auction",
which ran from 1/28/2023 12:00 AM to
2/11/2023 9:00 PM

Babe Ruth and his wife, Claire greet the crowd as they leave a New York City hospital in this 6.5" x 8.5" original press photo from International. Research indicates this image was captured on February 15, 1947 after Ruth was released following a one-month hospital stay and an operation to help remove cancer from a major artery in his neck. Ruth was visibly diminished by this stage and passed away almost exactly eighteen months later on August 16, 1948. Scattered wear is present throughout this solemn photo, with small tears along the left and right edges and light creasing throughout. Verso shows evidence of being adhered to something, likely for publication and several pencil notations are present. A large International News stamp appears in red along with a "Herald American Edition" stamp also in red. Guaranteed Type 1.

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