Jackie and family July 1949

Jackie Robinson and his family in 1949 – by Nina Leen

Toronto. Our speaker last month, Erin Levitsky, spoke on LIFE photographer Nina Leen. Growing up in Canada, I often heard of Jackie Robinson and how he broke baseball’s colour barrier playing for a Montreal Royals team.

My apologies for celebrating Black History month a few days late with this post but it not only celebrates a special event in history but links to the topic of our speaker last month, the photographer Nina Leen.

This photo of Robinson and family was taken by Ms Leen in the summer of 1949. Details of the print are shown on the back (verso) as you see below.

My thanks to the site called “Fans in a Flashbulb” for this photograph and to George Dunbar for suggesting the site.

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