Color Photo Print of the Two Together Taken When Gehrig Gave his Retirement Speech - Limited Edition of 2,130. Size 14X19
From an original 35mm transparency, the color print was photographed by George L. Waters on July 4, 1939. Color film was just becoming available in the United States. This photograph is possibly the first and only with Lou Gehrig in a Yankee's uniform alongside his old teammate, Babe Ruth. On that day, Gehrig was honored on Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day at Yankee Stadium. In his farewell speech, Gehrig spoke the immortal words, "I am the luckiest man on the face of the earth."
Born June 10, 1912, Waters was an early pioneer in color photography, working with the Eastman Kodak Company and his own commercial photography and printing studio.
George Herman Ruth Jr. (February 6, 1895–August 16, 1948) was an American professional baseball player whose career in Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons. Babe Ruth is considered by many to be the greatest Baseball Player ever.
Henry Louis Gehrig was an American professional baseball player who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees. Gehrig was renowned for his hitting power and his durability, which earned him his nickname "The Iron Horse."