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Sports Artifacts 1920's-80's Sporting Event Wire Photos
  This collection of wire photos encompasses 75 years of athletics from swimming, diving, rowing, winter sports, lacrosse, archery, table tennis, bowling, fencing etc... Most photo's are one of a kind and have the news service stamp on back and most have the wire story attached.

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1928 Sack Races. 7x11. Great fun action photo. Nice condition with small corner tear. Ex+ $15

1929 Log Sawing Contest. 6x8. The outdoor games are not a new concept (who knew?). Fun photo in great condition. Press stamps on reverse. Ex/Mt $15

1929 Shipwrecked Tahitians Playing Billiards in San Francisco. 8x10. Great photo, title says it all. Great condition. Ex/Mt $25

1929 German Women Athletes. 8x10. Fairly bizzare photo of hundreds of women athletes marching or parading. Detailed wire story and press stamp on back. Has repaired 4" corner tear, nice condition otherwise. Vg+ $20

1930 Canoe Jousting. 6x8. Nice photo of summer camp games. Great condition. Wire Story and press stamps on reverse. Ex/Mt $15

1930 Water Ski Jumping. 8x10. Wipe out! Who knew they were doing this 75 years ago? Has a couple of creases. Nice otherwise. Wire Story and press stamps on reverse. Ex $15

1930 Dog Racing in St. Petersburg, Florida. 8x10. Photo has tears on bottom corners, otherwise very nice. Wire Story and press stamps on reverse. Ex $15

1930 Dog Racing in England. 8x10. Racing for the Lord Lonsdale Cup. Great condition. Wire Story and press stamps on reverse. Ex/Mt $15

1931 Water Toboggan Jumping. 7x11. Who knew they ever did this? Nice condition. Wire Story and press stamps on reverse. Ex/Mt $15

1931`Mud Wrestling. 6x8. Two women engaging in a friendly mud fight along the Thames River in London. Could be the earliest known womens mud wrestling photo. Great condition with wire story and press stamps on reverse. Ex/Mt $20

1934 Phil Greenstein and Irene David, Champion Table Tennis Players. 7x9. Press stamp and notes on back. Copy and production marks on front. Ex $20

1936 Badminton Game. 8x10. Very nice photo. That's a lot of skin for 80 years ago. Has corner crease and tear, otherwise great condition. Ex $20

1937 Tennis Star Bryan Bitsy Grant Plays Table Tennis. 6x8. Relaxing during Davis Cup. Wire Story and press stamps on reverse. Ex $20

1937 Tennis Stars Bryan Bitsy Grant and Adrian Quist Play Table Tennis. 7x9. Relaxing during Davis Cup. Wire Story and press stamps on reverse. Light corner crease. Nice photo. Ex $20

1938 British Royal Air Force Athletes Training for Royal Tournament. 7x9. Nice condition with lots of cropping and production in photo. Wire Story and press stamps on reverse. Ex/Mt $20

1939 Log Rolling Contest. 7x9. Nice condition with wire story and press stamps on reverse. Ex/Mt $15

1940 Kayak/Fold Boat Building. 7x9. Great photo of kayaks being built in Middledam Maine. Great condition. Wire Story and press stamps on reverse. Ex/Mt $15

1940 Kayak/Fold Boat Racing. 7x9. Nice photo of a kayak or fold boat race on the Rapid River in Middledam Maine. Great condition. Light creases. Wire Story and press stamps on reverse. Ex/Mt $15

1941 Jo Ann Dean Ice Skating at Radio City. 7x9. Wire story and press stamps on back. Ex/Mt $15

1942 Dick Dost Beats National Champion Ken Bartholomew in Speed Skating. 7x9. Wire story and press stamps on back. Ex/Mt $20

1942 Ann Ross Diving Champion. 7x9. Nice action photo. Ross won the 3 meter diving championship. Wire story and press stamps on back. Ex/Mt $25

1943 Ann Ross Diving Champion. 6x8. Ross won the 1 and 3 meter diving championship in Chicago. Nice photo. Wire story and press stamps on back. Ex/Mt $25

1947 Curling in Milwaukee. 8x10. Superb condition with small corner crease. Wire Story and press stamps on reverse. Ex/Mt $25

1953 Champion Bowler Don Carter. 8x10. After his 9th 300 game is 1953 Bowler of the Year. Wire story on front, press stamp on reverse. Light border wear . Ex+ $20

1966 Russian River Canoe Trip. 8x10. From San Francisco Examiner. Great photo with production marks on front. Ex/Mt $10

1975 Children Playing. 8x10. Nice photo of children playing. Newspaper photo and press marks on reverse. Crop marks on front. Nice condition. Ex/Mt $5

1980 Arm Wrestling Tournament. 7x11. Nice action shot from the San Francisco Examiner. Photo from newspaper attached to reverse. Near Mint $5

1980 Arm Wrestling Tournament. 7x11. Nice action shot from the San Francisco Examiner. Photo from newspaper attached to reverse. Near Mint $5

1980 Arm Wrestling Tournament. 7x11. Nice womens action shot from the San Francisco Examiner. Photo from newspaper attached to reverse. Near Mint $5

1988 Olympics Greco Roman Wrestling. 8x10. Japan's Masamitsu Ishiguchi beats USSR's Vladen Trostiansky for gold medal. Great condition. Wire Story and press stamps on reverse. Nr/Mt $10

1993 Arm Wrestling Tournament. 7x9. Nice womens action shot from the Yukon Jack Championship in San Francisco. Dot Jones beats Elaine Blik. Near Mint $5

1994 Arm Wrestling Tournament. 7x9. Nice action shot from the San Francisco Examiner. Photo from newspaper attached to reverse. Cleve Dean beats Rick Vardell. Near Mint $5

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