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1948 Satchel Paige/Joe Louis Type I News-Service Original Photo

Lot Number 542

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Evidence for Type I status rests in the superior image quality, Acme Newspictures back-stamp, and the attached paper caption reading, "'Satchel' Paige shakes hands with Joe Louis before winning the game with the Chicago Whitesox for the Cleveland Indians, 5-0, here last night (8/13). It was Paige's fourth victory since joining the Indians. Looking on at left is Freddie Wilson, a member of Louis' stable." However, the one detail that contradicts Type I status is the caption's credit to "Acme Telephoto" (telephoto being an early incarnation of wire transmission), which suggests possible Type III origins. The 7x9 photo shows typical peripheral wear from newsroom usage. Accompanied by an 8x10 photo of Paige with Olympic athlete (and Indians staff member) Harrison Dillard that is definitely a Type III wire example.

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