23 Superb 1914 Boston “Miracle Braves” Notated Photo Album w/15 Signatures and 48 Original Snapshots Occasionally the mere existence of a piece is so astonishing to us that we are unsure of the best way to descibe it. Presented here is such a piece: a meticulously assembled vintage photo album, containing 48 sepia snapshots from the 1914 Boston “Miracle Braves” season. The album, which measures 11” x 7” with heavy chipboard front and back covers, contains 39 pages, most of which contain carefully-placed and beautifully- composed snapshot photos, either posed or depicting in-game action. Each of the photos are carefully captioned in white ink underneath the border, on the black paper backing. Fifteen of the photos have been signed by their subject.
The book opens with snapshots of the individual Braves players, the first pages of which appear Red Smith, Rabbit Maranville (HOF), Johnny Evers (HOF), and Butch Schmidt. Maranville inscribed his photo, and Evers and Schmidt both signed, inscribed, and dated theirs. Additional signatures include Bill James, Hank Gowdy, Joe Connolly, Possum Whitted, Les Mann, Larry Gilbert, Josh Devore, Herbie Moran, Paul Strand, Dick Crutcher, Bert Whaling, and the Mascot William Connor (who is labeled “Johnny Boston Beans”). Following the individual snapshots are two in-game shots (including one with Christy Mathewson on the mound), and two crowd shots, all taken on Labor Day - the last day the Braves did not hold sole possession of first place in the National League. Next comes two shots of Pittsburgh Pirates - manager Fred Clarke, and the great Honus Wagner. Following those comes
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