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The Big Show: Charles M. Conlon's Golden Age Baseball Photographs

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Charles M. Conlon created iconic images of baseball’s glorious heyday, taking about 30,000 photographs of the sport from 1904 to 1942. In The Big Show: Charles M. Conlon’s Golden Age Baseball Photographs, soulful, striking shots of Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, and hundreds of other major leaguers are paired with captions meticulously based on contemporary reports and quotes fr ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by Harry N. Abrams
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Mike
Jul 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Okay, you've got to like baseball to really love this book, but fans of photography or period reporting might also enjoy a look. Over-sized, coffee-table size format and wonderfully rendered black & white photographer. Many greats of the game here, but also lesser known players, coaches, umpires, ball park cops, even a woman who sold cans of "mud" to teams help give a real feel to a bygone era. Learn how an umpire nicknamed "Pants" earned it, that Walter "Big Train" Johnson was a sweetheart ...more
HBalikov
Jan 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The over-sized format and perfectly rendered black and white photos gave a real sense of the players of this era. The text (including material and quotations from The Sporting News) allowed entry into this world of baseball quite distinct from that of recent times.

Brought to mind comparisons with the movies Field of Dreams and Eight Men Out.
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