Celebrating Pittsburgh’s second-ever National League championship roster, the local R.W. Johnson studio appropriately captured this team panoramic photo in September, 1909 (just weeks before the Bucs scored their first Fall Classic triumph). The likenesses were probably captured during the club’s 16-game winning streak that increased its lead from five to 10 games and all but clinched the N.L. flag. With the newly erected Forbes Field in the background, (26) Pirate principals stand side by side, with Wagner (second to end, far right) and Clarke (last on far right) being the most prominent. The 14 x 3-1/4" fold-out is framed and matted to overall 20 x 9-1/2" dimensions. Incidental creasing and evidence of fold stress does not affect the piece's presentation. Interestingly, this antiquity is postmarked and notated October 15, 1909 in Pittsburgh, just hours prior to the Bucs defeating Ty Cobb and the Tigers in Game 7 to claim the World Series crown.
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