Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Cyanotype of the 1900 Dartmouth Varsity Captains and Managers


Cyanotypes of sports subjects are not common but can be found, and this is one of the best examples we have come across. Having a unique blue hue, these photos are known for their clarity and resistance to fading.
Front row left to right are Irving French, captain of the varsity baseball team, Frank William Lowe, football captain and Frederick White Haskell, captain of the track team.
Back row left to right are Joseph Raphael, manager of the baseball team, Harry Washburn, manager of the football team and Verson Gooch, manager of the track team.
French and Haskell were also classmates at Philips Andover Academy, representing the same sports they played at Dartmouth.
It is interesting to note that most sports related cyanotypes that have come on the market in the last five or six years happen to have Dartmouth as their subject matter. It was likely the preference of, or possibly simply experimentation with a lesser utilized photographic process, by a singular photographer for a relatively short period of time.

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