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Photos Through the Telephone: A History and Guide to Wirephotos

1966 UPI wirephoto of Muhammad Ali

David Cycleback offers a primer on wirephotos, which have a fascinating history but are often misidentified.

Value of Conlon Photos Part of Complex Equation

Joe Jackson Conlon photo

With legal claims mounting, the glass plate negatives containing the work of Charles Conlon remain in limbo.

Photo Captures New York Giants’ Inaugural Season

New York Giants 1925 photo

Our Photo of the Day is rich in NFL history as the New York Giants thrill a weekday crowd in their first NFL season.

Photo of the Day: Wagner’s Wheels

Honus Wagner driving 1909

Shortstop and automobile aficionado, Honus Wagner motors along during the winter of 1909 in a newly discovered photo now up for auction.

Original 1939 Lou Gehrig Day Photo Headlines Yee Auction

Lou Gehrig Day photo Babe Ruth 1939

Hundreds of historic sports images are on the block this week on eBay including the famously touching photo of Babe Ruth hugging Lou Gehrig on July 4, 1939.

Rare Image of Joe Jackson in Action Kicks off Auction

Joe Jackson in action

An intense “Shoeless” Joe Jackson heads for home in a new to the hobby photograph now up for auction.

Video: Quick Tip for Authenticating Antique Photos


Learn this simple and quick technique for determining whether a photograph is old rather than a modern reprint.

From Harry Hooper to Greta Garbo: A Look at Celebrity Photos

Boston Red Sox baseball star Harry Hooper
(1910s news service photo by George Grantham Bain).
Bain was a full time New York photographer 
in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Originally 
working for United Press, he formed the 'Bain News
Service' in 1898. Amongst advanced collectors of
early baseball photographs Bain is well known. 
Bain's original photographs, which are often snapshot
sized (small) with cool and steely tones, often have 
the Bain News Service stamp on back. As the news 
service went out of business and Bain himself died 
in the first half of the 20th century, the existence of 
this stamp on the back is significant towards 
identifying a photo as an original.

Collectors of original photographs have plenty of options but like any specialty, knowledge is critical to building a meaningful collection.

Photo of the Day: Mel and Lou Before the 1936 World Series

1936 World Series Lou Gehrig Mel Ott

Two of the game’s most feared sluggers would meet in the 1936 World Series with this RMY Auctions image capturing Lou Gehrig and Mel Ott before Game 1.

Fresh 1904 Christy Mathewson Photo May Be Conlon’s Work

1904 Christy Mathewson photograph

A previously unknown portrait of a young Christy Mathewson now at auction is our Photo of the Day.

Over 1,000 Vintage Photographs at Auction

1960s Hank Aaron color photo

Vintage photograph specialist Henry Yee’s latest auction includes rare images of some of the greatest athletes of the 20th century.

Vintage Photo of the Day: Christy Mathewson 1912 Conlon Image Up for Bid

Christy Mathewson Charles Conlon photo 1912

A 1912 Christy Mathewson photo by Charles Conlon is one of the classic images now up for bid via RMY Auctions.

1927 Babe Ruth Photograph Part of RMY’s New Auction

Babe Ruth 1927 posed photograph

A 1927 Babe Ruth photograph bats leadoff for RMY Auctions as the company launches its 2014 kickoff event.

CBS News Visits Rogers Archive

Yogi Berra and umpire

Visit the offices of the Rogers Photo Archive, where millions of photographs acquired from photographers and news sources get scanned, filed and readied for sale.