Lot # 25: 1886 Detroit Wolverines Tomlinson Cabinet Charles Hall - Ex-Larry Twitchell Estate - Newly Discovered!

Starting Bid: $500.00

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Item was in Auction "REA Spring 2019",
which ran from 3/6/2019 3:10 PM to
3/24/2019 6:00 PM



Rare, newly discovered cabinet card picturing who we believe to be Charles Hall as a member of the 1886 Detroit Wolverines. The photograph, taken in a formal studio setting, captures Hall in a portrait pose. The name of the photographer, "Tomlinson - 236 Woodward Avenue," appears on the base of the mount. The Detroit Wolverines were frequent visitors to Frank. N. Tomlinson's photography studio in 1886, as evidenced by the various team cabinets that have survived. While none of those 1886 Detroit team cabinets would be referred to as "common," they are not nearly as rare as individual cabinets of Detroit players from that season. This is the first example of this particular cabinet we have ever seen and it comes with the unique provenance of of originating directly from the personal collection of Larry Twitchell, who was a member of the Detroit Wolverines from 1886 to 1888. (This is one of many items from the Twitchell estate featured in this auction, all of which have been consigned directly by a Twitchell family member.) Charles Hall is not listed as a member of the Detroit Wolverines in the official records and the only professional record of Hall as a player is with Elmira of the Central League in 1888. The identification of Hall on this card was made with the help of some historians, but we cannot guarantee its accuracy. If this is indeed Charles Hall, then the photo was obviously taken very early in the season before Detroit's final roster was determined. The photo, which displays extraordinary clarity, has a few light surface blemishes and is in Excellent condition overall. The mount (4.25 x 6.5 inches) has minor border and corner wear, as well as light foxing on the front. In Very Good condition overall. Reserve $500. Estimate (open).

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