Lot # 72: High Grade Circa 1897 Old Tom Morris Photograph

Category: Photographs

Starting Bid: $400.00

Bids: 18 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Spring 2019 Auction",
which ran from 3/27/2019 6:30 PM to
4/13/2019 7:00 PM

Offered here is an original circa 1897 photographic print of Old Tom Morris. This iconic "Bunker Photo" of Old Tom was taken by photographer James Patrick of Edinburgh. This photo is usually attributed to 1897, though some claim that it was taken to celebrate Od Tom's 75th birthday in June 1896. Either way, it is among the most famous images of Old Tom Morris that exists.

This is a very high grade example. A much lesser grade copy sold in our Summer 2011 Auction for $2,190. This photographic print was produced by George Stewart & Co. of Edinburgh. Measures 12" x 16 1/2". Framed without glass to an overall size of 15" x 19". The color, contract, and clarity of this image is remarkable for this 120+ year old photograph.