Spalding, Albert - Photograph - (1974)Click Image to ZoomEnlarge Image

Spalding, Albert

Photograph

, signed and inscribed "To my friend Mr. Freeman - With the cordial regards of Albert Spalding / New York 1931". 8" h x 10" w. Damp stain across bottom but could easily be matted out and otherwise an exceptionally fine photograph.
A beautiful, sepia-toned three-quarter profile photograph of the violinist shown playing his instrument.
Albert Spalding was an American violinist and teacher, whose uncle, Hall-of-Fame baseball pitcher also named Albert Spalding, created the A.G. Spalding sporting goods company.The inscription is to Jay C. Freeman, the head at that time of the rare stringed instrument department of the Rudolph Wurlitzer Company in New York.
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