Howard Schickler Photography Collection of 1,000-plus images from the mid-1800s to the 1970s features many renowned figures in golf
Acquired: By the USGA, the Howard Schickler Photography Collection, which the associated announced in a news release Tuesday as the world’s most significant private collection of original early golf photography. The collection, some of which can be previewed here, consists of more than 1,000 images from the mid-1800s to the 1970s. Among the photographs are more than 800 images of USGA champions, including 148 of early female champions. The collection also includes 31 photos of Old Tom Morris and his son Young Tom Morris, each of whom was a four-time winner of the British Open, from the 19th century. The photographs add to the USGA Golf Museum’s collection of more than 750,000 prints, slides, negatives and digital images. The USGA’s digital photo archive contains nearly 375,000 images, including digitized files of original back-and-white images from the beginnings of golf and photography in the United States, as well as an extensive collection of contemporary images.
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