Lot # 238: 1914 Ray Chapman Glass Magic Lantern Slide Collection (4 - Frank W. Smith Estate)

Category: Baseball Tickets

Starting Bid: $300.00

Bids: 11 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Spring, 2024 Premier Auction",
which ran from 3/11/2024 12:00 AM to
3/30/2024 9:00 PM



Collection of four 1914 glass magic lantern slides each depicting popular Cleveland shortstop, Ray Chapman. Each slide features Chapman in a variety situations while training with the Naps at spring camp in Athens, GA. Condition appears to be consistent across the group with black paper borders surrounding the 3.25" x 4" translucent slides remaining fully intact. Glass surfaces of all slides appear to be very clean for their age, allowing for beautiful presentation of the central images. Included: 1) Stunning, intimate portrait of Ray Chapman 2) Ray Chapman fielding, with "Chappie Takes a Grounder" inscription below. 3) Gene Paulette, Ray Chapman, Ray Wood, George Dunlop with Chapman demonstrating "Lesson in Sliding Wrong." 4) Gene Paulette, Ray Chapman, Ray Wood, George Dunlop with Chapman demonstrating "Lesson in Sliding Right." Slides originate from the estate of former Cleveland Plain Dealer staff photographer Frank W. Smith, who traveled with the Cleveland Naps to their spring facilities for many years during the 1910's. Four of close to sixty glass magic lantern slides offered in our spring auction from the original photographer's collection. All slides from this collection have been professionally imaged and winning bidders will receive both the slides and a one-of-a-kind 8" x 10" archival quality print with their shipment.

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