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Three aerial views and one bird's-eye view capture the "House That Ruth Built" in all its glory. The famed wrought-iron facade is visible in each image, as is the flag bunting traditionally displayed for Opening Day and the World Series. According to its reverse-side paper caption, the interior shot is definitely from a Fall Classic—the Gehrig-less 1939 series against the Cincinnati Reds, to be exact. Meanwhile, the paper caption from a 1946 aerial shot shows the humorous stylings (and potential Yankee bias) of the Acme Newspictures' copywriters: "Though clamorous Brooklynites ... have called attention to their ball park, Bronxites are more rational in their attitude toward the Yankee Stadium, which seats 90,000—more than twice the capacity of Brooklyn's Ebbets Field. Accustomed to championship teams, Bronxites are less spectacular rooters, but just as loyal to their home team—the incomparable Yankees. They regard with amused indulgence the antics of the Brooklyn ball fans." Another one of the aerials shows the 1935 set-up for Joe Louis and Max Baer's "Million-Dollar Battle." Sizes range from 6-1/2" x 8-1/2" to 8" x 10". Editorial crop marks and peripheral newsroom creasing are present.
Yankee Stadium 1930s-40s News Service Photo Collection (4)
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