The Cincinnati Enquirer Photographic Archive (6,100+)
This special collection is direct from the Cincinnati Enquirer, all are Type I photos taken by their resident photo staff. Quality is magnificent and tends towards not just news, but ART! Dates from the 1930s-80s with 80% oversized 60s-80s and 20% older 8x10s. Most of the oversized is 11x14" with some full color material. In modern times, photographers made their prints oversized and sometimes full color to attract the approval of the editors to "pick" their photos for stories. By the way, this archive is totally 100% unpicked and all the good stuff is here. Most of the material described here is oversized: There is a total of about 400+ baseball with a wealth of Cincinnati Reds going back to the '40s and a great deal of Big Red Machine, incredible Johnny Bench & George Foster, Tom Seaver as a Red, Vander Meer and many other early Reds with other superstars, and a real nice group of oversized Riverfront Stadium. Lot of football w/Cincinnati Bengals (215) and great slug of 1960s University of Cincinnati college football (22), River Downs horse racing including Pat Day (50), Jimmy Connors tennis series (10), college basketball (Xavier, Kentucky, Villanova, UC), and lots of other sports (golf, boxing, etc.). Great pop culture material including tons of the City of Cincinnati downtown (lots of early stuff), firefighting, Contras protest, gambling, Coca Cola collecting, circus, Queen Elizabeth visit, George W. Bush (several), Gerald Ford, abortion, horrific car crashes, Muhammad Ali 1980, 1983 Canada Cup hockey (7), 1967-68 Civil Rights Riots, motocross, a big aviation file, 100++ fashion, and a ton more. Perhaps best of all there is some truly nice rock 'n roll material with the best (or worst depending upon perspective) of the 1979 The Who Concert Massacre when people were killed in the "General Admission" rush forward (11). Plus, KISS, Neil Diamond, Linda Ronstadt (first concert after The Who Massacre), Jethro Tull on stage and more. This would be perfect for a local interest Cincinnati area collector, dealer or investor. These are irreplaceable and each and every one is a work of art unto itself. The key here is that the majority is oversized material about 11x14" which makes this stuff incredibly displayable, framable and GORGEOUS! Overall EX condition.