JOHNNY MOORE Original 4x6 Photo 1928-32 GEORGE BURKE

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  • Item Category: Sports
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: May 17, 2009
  • Channel: Auction House

Photo is of Johnny Moore circa 1928-32, pictured in his Chicago Cubs uniform. John Francis Moore was born in Waterville, CT. He played major league baseball from 1928 to 1945 as outfielder for the Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds and the Philadelphia Phillies, and appeared in the 1932 World Series. He also spent ten years with the Los Angeles Angels in the Pacific Coast League.

This is an original vintage vintage 4x6 photo produced by the Burke/Brace studio, not a modern-day reprint. The longest-running operation of all the great early photographers, George Burke and George Brace covered baseball in one form or another for the better part of the 20th Century. A case of mistaken identity made by the Chicago Cubs resulted in him becoming the official photographer for the Chicago Cubs. (George Burke was mistaken as Cubs former photographer Francis Burke.) To undertake his new "big league" endeavor and having little experience with the sport Burke sought the help of the baseball-knowledgeable George Brace. Ever-present at Wrigley Field and Comiskey Park, Chicagoan George Burke set out in 1929 to compile the most complete portfolio of player portraits - a feat made possible by the presence of both an American League team and a National League squad within the same city. As the official photographer for the Chicago Cubs, Burke quickly
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