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1927 Babe Ruth Telegram from Racist Police Chief

1927 Babe Ruth Telegram from Racist Police Chief

From the collection of Joe Bihler comes this seemingly normal telegram that's more interesting than it appears. Western Union telegram addressed to "Babe Ruth" in care of "Chisty Walsh News Syndicate" from F.W. Brunskill. Telegram reads, "Please accept my best wishes for a most happy and prosperous New Year." What's interesting about this correspondence is Brunskill was known for his oppression of the Chinese during the Chinese Exclusion Act while Chief of Police in Minneapolis.

 

This collection is originally from Babe Ruth’s right hand man: Mr. Joe Bihler. Bihler handled personally the Babe Ruth account for christy Walsh, Babe Ruth’s legendary agent. Bihler & Walsh took loving care of the Babe from the peak of his playing career, till his final years. 
Along with their #1 client Babe Ruth, Walsh & Bihler represented most of the major sports legends over their careers including lou Gehrig, ty cobb, Knute Rockne, John McGraw and many more in a myriad of different sports. These important documents are fascinating look into the life and times of George Herman “Babe” Ruth. they include several of his income tax returns, income notes from his banner 1927 year showing great detail of his earnings, a telegram from a racist police chief, and a great letter Ruth sent to the IRS regarding a deduction he made for his wife acting as his secretary. 


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