Photo comes from a Pittsburgh estate of a local writer for BoxOffice Magazine and once employee of Republic Pictures in the 1940s. Republic put out “The Pittsburgh Kid,” a film starring Conn, in 1941. Its likely that these were shots from an opening party. Measures 8″ x 10″, original photo likely taken by a professional photographer. Not a copy, great piece. $60/$40.
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Unclear as to whether it is pewter or silverplate (my vote is pewter) 1/2 pint beer stein with a glass bottom – measures 4″ high by 2 1/2″ in diameter (not including handle). The engraving reads “P.A.A.A. Middle Weight Sparring March 15th, 1882″ and on the next panel: Tracy H. Harris. An investigation in the 19thc New York Times archives shows that Tracy H. Harris was a freshman at Princeton in 1882 and was named the Captain of the football team there during his junior year in 1884, he stayed influential in the making of sports decisions as an alum and is noted in a meeting as to building a football training center at the university in 1896 in another article. It is most likely that the “P.A.A.A.” league that originally issued this trophy cup is Princeton Amateur Athletic Association. Please feel free to do your own research, but this is my conclusion after a nice amount of research. The condition is very nice, uncleaned – the glass bottom of the stein is cracked, but otherwise – exceptional condition for its age. Please see photos and email with questions, with this subject matter and age – this is an exciting piece. $125.