If you’re over 40, you might have cut the photos out of your magazine and tacked them on your wall. The color photos inside the now-dufunct SPORT magazine were that good. Those classic photos are available again.
Sports Photography was the hallmark of SPORT Magazine. Now, six years after SPORT magazine ceased publication, the classic images that established SPORT as a cultural icon in post-war America are available. The SPORT Gallery has launched an initial series of fine art prints comprising 30 limited edition giclee images drawn from nine different sports.
The SPORT magazine archive consists of almost a quarter million images–color transparencies, black and white negatives, vintage photographic prints and news photographs–covering the world of sports from the 1920s to the 1990s, with the best work concentrated in the ’40s, ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. Due to the particular focus on superstars, the archive includes significant files on many Hall of Famers and future Hall of Famers across all the major sports.
In an appraisal conducted by the leading North American fine art photography appraisal house, the SPORT magazine archive is described as "among the most significant resources for 20th century photographic images of American sports figures in the world."