Lot # 48: Iconic Photo -1938 Bobby Jones Famous 1/100,000th of a Second Swing Study

Category: Photographs

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Offered here is one of the most significant Bobby Jones photographs in existence. Considered by many to be the "Holy Grail" of Bobby Jones photographs, this is the famous 1/100,000th of a Second Swing Study of the most legendary swing in golf. 

In 1938, Harold Edgerton of Edgerton, Germeshausen and Grier (or EG&G), which still exists today, created this image of Bobby Jones as he swung his driver to hit a golf ball. Each photo taken by Edgerton represents 1/100,000th of a second. The resulting image combining each of these photos is a beautiful and artistic depiction of the greatest swing in the history of golf. While high-speed photography and video has become the norm in sports training today, no one had ever seen the golf swing broken down until this photographic study in 1938. Thanks to Edgerton's invention, the world was finally able to start dissecting the golf swing in ways never possible before. In many ways, all modern golf instructors and swing coaches can trace their origin to this very photograph.

This image is also very well known in photography circles, with one photography expert stating that even non-golf photography collectors would surely pay several thousand dollars for this piece. Few authentic examples are known to exist, with the offered photograph a high grade example. 

The photograph measures 8" x 10". Press stamps and writing on reverse.