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1925 Washington Senators Original White House Photo With President Coolidge

Lot Number 312

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Description

Having supplanted the Yankees as the American League juggernaut, the Washington Senators captured successive pennants in 1924 and 1925, earning a date with President Calvin Coolidge for the latter triumph. Framed to 24-1/2 x 17”, this original black-and-white photo portrays the dapperly dressed Senators posing on the White House front lawn with the Chief Executive. Not to be confused with their political “Senators” contemporaries, the Griffith Stadium tenants are clad in suits/ties (with fedoras strewn about the grass in the background). Printed identifiers list all of the subjects. More on our website.

Just below the central image, a printed legend (as it appeared on the original negative) reads: “President Coolidge With The Washington Base Ball Team At The White House Washington D.C. Sept. 20 1925.” That date checks, incidentally, as a Monday off day for a club that had long-since clinched the flag and stood with a 10-game buffer with only three regular-season games remaining. At the far right, (32) printed names correspond to numeric identifies (again, as printed on the original negative) on the players. In the back row, President Coolidge is flanked by Senators owner Clark Griffith and player/manager Bucky Harris. There are (6) vertical folds, which hardly detract from the gripping image. Additionally, minor paper loss does affect Walter Johnson’s image but elsewhere, is confined to the right edge and is hardly noticeable. This is a rare survivor that presents beautifully and fondly recalls a proud baseball city and its glorious period.

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