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Fenway
05-19-2006, 12:01 PM
can anyone ID the injured player from a game in 1955?
http://www.bpl.org/store/IMGs/STMedium/tm_st10452.jpg




Image No:
st10452
Title:

"Chicago in town to face Red Sox at Fenway"

Date of Original:

August 1955
Medium:5" x 7" safety film negative
Creator:Leslie Jones
Description:Teammates gather around injured White Sox player, while Boston fans in the center field bleachers look onhttp://www.bpl.org/store/IMGs/STMedium/tm_st10019.jpg

Date of Original:June 6, 1950
Medium:9" x 14" silver gelatin print
Creator:Leslie Jones
Description:"Were You Sitting In First Base Stands Yesterday? If you were, you should be able to find yourself in this picture, made by Photographer Leslie Jones with 28-inch lens Telephoto camera from third base roof box as White Sox salvaged third game of series with Red Sox at Fenway Park." -from newspaper caption on back of photo. "Real Base Ball weather showed up today as seen by Red Sox dug out" -written in pencil by photographer on back of photo.

Publisher:Boston Herald-Traveler

http://www.bpl.org/store/IMGs/STMedium/tm_st11182.jpg

Title:Last out in Mel Parnell's no-hitter at Fenway Park
Date of Original:July 7, 1956
Medium:4" x 5" safety film negative
Description:"Walt Dropo, Chicago White Sox, grounded back to Parnell, Mel kept ball, ran to first himself. Did not throw to 1st base. Sam White, catcher" -written by photographer on negative sleeve.

Source:New England Sports Museum (NESM)

JohnBasedowYoda
05-19-2006, 12:11 PM
Your ability to find rare images is ever impressive.

Fenway
05-19-2006, 12:13 PM
Your ability to find rare images is ever impressive.

I love the history, wish there were more White Sox in the database. What strikes me is how much WHITE was worn in the 50's, it had to be brutal for the hitters.

ode to veeck
05-19-2006, 12:15 PM
those old rooftop setups were kinda amazing, 28" lens = 700mm, but amazingly many were for old Graphic D and Speed Graphic 4x5 cameras, making for very high quality negs ... back in the day the photographers used to hang on the field in foul territory between the dugouts and the diamond

skobabe8
05-19-2006, 12:16 PM
I love the history, wish there were more White Sox in the database. What strikes me is how much WHITE was worn in the 50's, it had to be brutal for the hitters.

And the fielders.

Paulwny
05-19-2006, 12:28 PM
can anyone ID the injured player from a game in 1955?
http://www.bpl.org/store/IMGs/STMedium/tm_st10452.jpg



Source:New England Sports Museum (NESM)

Jim Busby ?????????

ode to veeck
05-19-2006, 12:31 PM
can anyone ID the injured player from a game in 1955?
http://www.bpl.org/store/IMGs/STMedium/tm_st10452.jpg



August 1955
Medium:5" x 7" safety film negative

No but I can confirm it is 5x7Kodak Safety film by the two triangular notches and the roughly 7/10 aspect ratio (4x5 or 8x10 film would be a 4/5 aspect). The only other sheet film size near that aspect ratio was the 2 1/4 / 3 1/4 size, but that was already almost totally out of use by the 50s. A 5x7 press camera would be pretty cool. I'd like to find one of those puppies today!

JohnBasedowYoda
05-19-2006, 12:33 PM
I love the history, wish there were more White Sox in the database. What strikes me is how much WHITE was worn in the 50's, it had to be brutal for the hitters.

Is this database public or work related?

ode to veeck
05-19-2006, 12:34 PM
those old rooftop setups were kinda amazing, 28" lens = 700mm, but amazingly many were for old Graphic D and Speed Graphic 4x5 cameras, making for very high quality negs ... back in the day the photographers used to hang on the field in foul territory between the dugouts and the diamond

... and given those old teles had to cover 4x5 or even *gasp* 5x7, those babie were monstrosities, much, much large in weight, diameter, length than the std 600/f4 or weenie 300/f2.8 std pro lenses for 35mm/P-DSLR today

Fenway
05-19-2006, 01:27 PM
Is this database public or work related?

public
http://www.bpl.org/sportstemples/background.htm