Arthur Griffin

In 1939, Eastman Kodak had just announced a new color film that they were bringing to the market. The company contacted Arthur Griffin, who was working for the Boston Globe on a story about the Boston Red Sox rookie sensation Ted Williams. At the time, the Globe was only interested in black and white photographs, so he captured what he had to for the paper, then with his large format 4x5 camera he photographed Williams as he practiced his batting stance and swing. Unseen for close to a half century, Griffin's images represent some of the first color photographs ever taken of Williams, and comprise one of the largest collections of photographs of the Red Sox great early on in his storied career.