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A Sotheby's auction catalog cover.

Sotheby's Auction Catalog

On December 10, 2010, Sotheby's auctioned the original rules of Basketball, handwritten by the game's inventor, James Naismith. The famous auction house licensed one of my photographs of a basketball hoop on the side of an Indiana barn to illustrate the auction's catalog.

The photo on the cover, shown to the left, is an archival photo, not one of mine. Mine was used on a double-page spread inside the booklet, shown below, along with a note of thanks from the Sotheby's manager who put together the catalog.

 

A photograph by Christopher Crawford of a basketball hoop on the side of an old barn printed in a Sotheby's auction catalog.

 

A photograph by Christopher Crawford of a basketball hoop on the side of an old barn printed in a Sotheby's auction catalog.

 

Basketball hoop on the side of an old weathered wood barn in rural Pulaski County, Indiana.

The original photograph

 

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