2020 May Memorabilia Auction Featuring Ken Venturi Collection
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Francis Ouimet 'First Time at Sandwich' Alfieri Picture Services Photo - Victor Forbin Collection


Francis Ouimet's first time competing in The Amateur was in 1914 at Sandwich (Royal St. George's Golf Club). 6 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Esteemed French Photo-Journalist Victor Forbin dedicated his life to reporting discoveries made during world travels to absorb as much culture and geography as one could. Born in 1864 in Paris, Forbin rose the ranks professionally at a rapid pace and was soon dubbed "a kind of king in magazinedom." Speaking and writing a number of languages, no journey was off limits, as he felt it was his duty to unveil to the masses his findings. Accompanying each story the accomplished photographer would take a picture, with his insertion into the happenings, these were raw and powerful. His travels brought him to the home of golf, where his routines would bring him to within feet of golf's luminaries Bobby Jones and Francis Ouimet battle in major tournaments at venues such as St Andrews and Glen Eagles. Focus however was not only on the male professionals of the golf world, as he found great satisfaction in seeing the sport as a whole, chronicling the journey of a one-armed golfer or amateur lady golfer. Not to mention, the right place at the right time isn't visually explained better than catching the great Babe Ruth swing a golf club prior to his 1922 Spring Training start. The Golf Auction is pleased to have the opportunity to not only view these photos, but to offer them up for auction.

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Francis Ouimet 'First Time at Sandwich' Alfieri Picture Services Photo - Victor Forbin Collection
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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $504.08
Number Bids: 11
Auction closed on Monday, May 25, 2020.
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