1920s Babe Ruth photograph to auction at Heritage

A photograph of Babe Ruth from the 1920s is to cross the block at Heritage Auctions.

The image is valued in excess of $10,000 ahead of the August 14 sale of vintage photographs in Dallas.

Babe Ruth Heritage
Babe Ruth was a legendary batter for the New York Yankees

The auction house comments that the image is "the work of one of the most esteemed sports photographers of the day, the great Paul Thompson, whose portraits of the great Bambino rank with the most coveted in this vibrant collecting subgenre.

"While advanced collectors could identify this as a Thompson from the obverse alone, the attribution is assured with his personal studio stamp on reverse.

"Also found here is a handwritten notation from Thompson himself, who writes, 'The traditional three bats for exercise matching the batsman he follows.'"

Other lots include a print of the raising of the flag at Iwo Jima in 1945.

Valued at more than $4,000, the image is among the most iconic of the second world war and provided the inspiration for the Marine Crop War Memorial in Washington DC.

You can take a look at all our art and photography memorabilia for sale here.

Please sign up to our free newsletter to receive exciting news about art and photography auctions.

Featured products

Elvis Presley Authentic Strand of Hair
Elvis Presley Authentic Strand of Hair
Sale price£399
In stock
Fidel Castro signed certificateFidel Castro Signed Certificate
Fidel Castro signed certificate
Sale price£1,995
In stock
King Henry VIII Autographed DocumentKing Henry VIII Autographed Document
King Henry VIII Autographed Document
Sale price£65,000
In stock