Lot # 23: Iconic Photo - 1938 Bobby Jones 1/100,000th of a Second Swing [PSA Type 1]

Category: Photographs

Starting Bid: $1,000.00

Bids: 36 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "2024 Masters Week Auction",
which ran from 4/3/2024 8:00 PM to
4/13/2024 8:00 PM

Offered here is one of the most significant Bobby Jones photographs in existence. Considered by many to be the "Holy Grail" of Bobby Jones photographs, this is the famous 1/100,000th of a second Swing Study of the most legendary swing in golf.

In 1938, Harold Edgerton of Edgerton, Germeshausen and Grier (or EG&G), which still exists today, created this image of Bobby Jones as he swung his driver to hit a golf ball. Each photo taken by Edgerton represents 1/100,000th of a second. The resulting image combining each of these photos is a beautiful and artistic depiction of the greatest swing in the history of golf. While high-speed photography and video has become the norm in sports training today, no one had ever seen the golf swing broken down until this photographic study in 1938. Thanks to Edgerton's invention, the world was finally able to start dissecting the golf swing in ways never possible before. In many ways, all modern golf instructors and swing coaches can trace their origin to this very photograph.

This image is also very well known in photography circles, with one photography expert stating that even non-golf photography collectors would surely pay several thousand dollars for this piece. Few authentic examples are known to exist, and many of the known "original" photos have turned out to not be genuine Type 1s that are coveted by collectors. The offered photograph is surely one of the best in the entire hobby.

The photograph measures 8" x 10". Incredible condition. Stamped by Edgerton's photography studio on reverse. PSA Type 1.