The target of photographers throughout his remarkable career, Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle was captured by the camera’s eye thousands of times, including in these (5) original news service photos. Ranging in size from 9x7 to 10 x 6-1/4”, these black-and-white or sepia-toned depictions portray the Yankee great in various poses and action sequences. Proper news service stampings, original caption sheets and editorial markings attest to their newsroom use. More on our website.
(2) 1953 includes a 7x9 black-and-white photo of Mantle crossing the plate and being greeted by Yogi Berra after launching his 565-foot home run at Washington’s Griffith Stadium; and a 9x7 black-and-white photo of Mantle and Billy Martin in the locker room as they examine the ball that Mantle had sent into orbit that day. Both have “International News Photo” stampings and caption sheets on the reverse, with editorial grease pencil markings on the Mantle-Martin photo.
1957 a 10 x 6-1/4” black-and-white “burst mode” three-image sequence of Mantle muffing a fly ball at Yankee Stadium. An “Associated Press” stampings and original caption sheet are on the reverse.
1961 published on September 4, 1961, this 9x7 sepia-toned photo shows former U.S. President Harry S. Truman flanked by Yankee sluggers Maris (left) and Mantle (right) before a Yankees-Senators game at Yankee Stadium. A “United Press International” stamping and caption sheet are on the reverse.
1971 a 9x7 black-and-white photo of (left to right) J. DiMaggio, mantle and Casey Stengel during the National Anthem before a Yankee Stadium old-timers game. A partially detached “Associated Press” caption sheet accompanies.