Richard Nixon Sports Images (24 photos)
We all know Nixon loved sports - well, this proves it. Real photos: 1960 S.F. Giants banquet, three with young footballers (1960s), 1960 Olympics, 1958 NY Baseball Writers Dinner with Le Burdette and more, shooting a hole-in-one (1961). Lasers: with Ted Williams and 1970 Washington Senators, autographing baseball (1969), with All-American OJ Simpson (1968), Whittier football reunion (1969), 1969 Texas football team (3), with Roy Campanella and Casey Stengel at 1969 All-Star Game and Centennial reception (2), with umpire at Senators game (1969), famed 1971 meeting with George Allen, Bill Kilmer and Washington Redskins (3), throwing out first pitch and at the 1969 All Star Game (2). International News stamp on the verso. All with back stamps. Overall EX and 7x9”.
This lot is from the legendary San Francisco Examiner Archive (SFXArchive).
This is one largest collections ever of historic vintage photos spanning the entire 20th century. The San Francisco Examiner was the first paper acquired by William Randolph Hearst and itself was the subject of the film classic Citizen Kane. The majority of the photographs are fully identified, and back-stamped with dates. Included throughout this auction is a diverse mix of subjects including sports, historical, political, transportation, Hollywood, and all facets of entertainment.