The golden age of a baseball was one that was controlled by the leagues… when players’ rights were low and almost unestablished. Today’s game may not be that different but a document of those times is an important one not only for the sport of baseball itself, but as a part of the American landscape.
Charles M. Conlon photographed the game from 1904 – 1942. More than 205 of those photographs have now been collected in the book, Baseball’s Golden Age: The Photographs of Charles M. Conlon, out now on the Abrams imprint. The photographs were sourced from the archives of the The Sporting News and transferred from negatives. A beautiful addition for anyone who loves the game. Available from Amazon.
Photography: Charles M. Conlon/Abrams
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