Go big or go home! Offered is an original 1994 Ken Burns PBS TV tour Walter Johnson oversized photo lot of (2). Employed repeatedly on the sets of Burns’ celebrated 1994 documentary “Baseball” series promotional tour, these super-sized photos were seen in the background during interviews with Burns and “Buck” O’Neil. Featured are: 1.) 62 x 48-1/2” photo with a striking depiction of Walter Johnson shaking hands with Christy Mathewson in excellent condition with light peripheral wear including a blunted corner at lower right; and 2.) 72x43 photo of Johnson at bat in better condition with moderate peripheral wear including blunted corners and a minor bit of loss at the lower left corner.
These photos are accompanied by individual LOAs from Walter Johnson’s grandson Henry W. Thomas stating “They had been enlarged from photos originating from the Walter Johnson estate and were given to the estate following the broadcast of the series. The LOA also states the photos were part of the traveling exhibit that accompanied Burns on his tour of PBS stations. Both of these behemoth images are mounted on heavy stock and with proper framing they should present in excellent condition as any wear other than peripheral is negligible.
NOTE: Due to the over size nature of these items, there will be a shipping surcharge. Local pick up is encouraged. Please call for a shipping quote.