Carl horner original photo

Jan 10, 2018. 08:37 UTC
Carl Horner original photo
United States of America


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8×10 photo in frame with Carl Horner stamped on the matting. Unknown subjects. I am curious of the identity of the subjects. I know he took many pictures of baseball players of the time and took the picture of the Honus Wagner baseball card and many others.


Acquired from estate sale in Chicago

Answered within 1 day
Jan 11, 16:31 UTC
By Nora Curl

Fair Market Value

$80 - $100 USD

Insurance Value

$180 USD
What does this mean?

This is an original mounted cabinet card group photo that was done through the studio of Carl Horner (1864-1926) who was based in Boston and best known for his photos of baseball players at that time. The group in this photo is entirely men and some are cross-dressing as women. The manner of ladie's dresses dates the photo to the 1920s. It would not really be possible to name the sitter's in the photo though. Given the proximity of Boston to Harvard in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the image is probably of the members of the Harvard Player's Club which was the dramatical group on campus. You may want to look through Harvard yearbooks from 1920 - 1926 to see if there is a face match with the Player's Club yearbook group photo. You can access the yearbooks through inter-library loan at your local public library. The estimate is based on comparables.

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