News Service Photos:
The five most important photos here show every indication of Type I status—crystal-clear images and period-appropriate Acme Newspictures stampings and/or captions. Four of those feature the pioneering female golfer Helen Hicks (1911-1974), who was one of the first women professionals and who picked up an endorsement contract from Wilson Sporting Goods, won two major championships, and co-founded the LPGA! The fifth photo captures Southern California Golf Association president Ed Tufts (a.k.a., "Father of Golf in the Southland") and local golf pro Jack Malley. The remaining five photos (of amateur golfers Frank Dolph, Jimmy Reynolds, Eric Piddian, Phillips Finlay and E.P. Allis) may qualify as Type I as well, yet the image quality is not quite as crisp. Dimensions of the group range from 6x8 to 8x10. Typical newsroom usage wear throughout.
Linksmen head to the clubhouse with a nice haul. Teed up is a 1930s-1950s collection of (53) scorecards from famous golf courses. This selection of vintage tally cards covers a lot of ground, with mostly different examples from cites ranging up and down the east coast from Toronto to Florida and stretching as far west as Illinois, Michigan and Tennessee. All but (1) are scored and condition is solid, with a range of (VG to EX-MT). The many notable courses represented are Pinehurst, Belleview-Biltmore, Royal York, Seaview, Scarsdale, Winged Foot, Signal Mountain, Olympic Fields, Lee Park, Wolf Hollow, Maplewood, Spring Brook, Somerset Hills, Mid Pines, Pelham, Plainfield, Baltusrol, Pine Valley, Shackamaxon, Crestmont, Camp Lee, Fort Lee, Tavistock, Cranford Nomahegan, Echo Lake, Emporia, Eagles-Mere, Hollywood, Pine Needles, Locust Grove, Southern Pines, Williamsburg, Olympic Club, West Shore, Rye, Bath, Montclair, Colonia, Canoe Brook, Homestead, Deal, Forsgate, Niagara Falls, Glen Ridge, Green Meadow, Equinox and Montauk Downs.
Wilson Advisory Staff Photos :
Did you know that the Wilson Advisory Staff still exists to this day? Back in the 1950s, its members included the game's elite legends—each pictured for these highly collectible promo photos. Included here is an overall VG-EX quintet of Arnold Palmer (youthful, with his personalized Wilson golf bag); Sam Snead (2); Ben Hogan (GD, MacGregor); and Gene Sarazen.