Classic June 2008
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Capable with both the camera and at the typewriter, Cleveland Press employee Louis Van Oeyen was gainfully employed as both his newspaper's first-ever staff photographer and as the American League's shutterbug. Offered here is an original photograph depicting a figure prominent to both of Van Oeyen's employers: former Cleveland Indians star Joe Jackson. Captured during one of Jackson's first five seasons (1910-1914) with the Tribe, this sepia-toned photo measures 11" in height and has been unevenly trimmed (apparently, for editorial purposes) along its right edge. (The photo is 8-7/8" at its widest horizontal measurement.) The action likeness is one of Jackson in full sprint at Cleveland's League Park. On the reverse, some penciled identifiers are accompanied by a vintage "L. VAN OEYEN" stamping and a hologram indicating that this keepsake was deaccessioned from the Baseball Magazine archives in 1996. The item shows EX quality, with a series of stains near the top (away from the central image) and some insignificant tears and creases confined to the thin white border.
Joe Jackson 1910s Louis Van Oeyen News Service Photograph
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