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1945 Negro Leagues Brooklyn Brown Dodgers Oscar Charleston 16×20 Photo (Teenie Harris)

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1945 Brooklyn Brown Dodgers Oscar Charleston 16×20 Photo (Teenie Harris)

Oscar Charleston’s career in baseball spanned nearly four decades. He was known as, “The Hoosier Comet” in the trades. He also joined up with Josh Gibson to provide an unparalleled potent offense for the Pittsburgh Crawfords (he played there from 1932-36) during his playing days.

In 1945 the same year Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier by being signed into the minors by Branch Rickey, Charleston accepted the managerial position for the Brooklyn Brown Dodgers.

Presented is a 16×20 black and white photo of the legendary Oscar Charleston looking out of the dugout ready for baseball in 1945 with the Brooklyn Brown Dodgers. The image was captured by Charles “Teenie” Harris.

“Teenie” Harris was a trailblazer in professional photography. The African American artist’s atelier was in Pittsburgh where he operated an independent studio, but he plied most of his career in the service of the Pittsburgh Courier, the leading black Steel City newspaper of the time. It was a chronicle of a vibrant urban community during the Jim Crow and Civil Rights eras. In his images, he captured the city’s urban flavor in everyday experiences as well as people who shaped the 20th century – stars like Lena Horne, Jackie Robinson, John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. Currently, the Carnegie Museum of Art is entrusted with many of his negatives archives. With permission from his estate many of these iconic images are now available and are presented for enjoyment.

This shot has been identified as a Teenie Harris image by Dennis Morgan of Pittsburgh Courier Archives and was made from the original negative. A fine piece of  memorabilia. These are difficult to obtain from the original negative.

It is also stamped on the back as a genuine Teenie photo with permission from Pittsburgh Courier Archives.

Authentication: 100% Authentic Team

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Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 5 × 3 × 13 in



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