Sad News

The Friends of Rickwood are saddened by the passing of another great American and Rickwood Field alumni:

Ernest C. Withers, a prolific photographer, who learned his craft in the Army in WWII, and who photographed the Memphis music scene, the Civil Rights movement, and Negro League baseball, passed away on Monday, October 15. Although Memphis-based, he occasionally travelled with the Red Sox to Rickwood Field, and is the photographer-of-record on many Black Baron photos. He was a very humble and approachable gentleman, and he will be missed by all who knew him and admired his work.

Obituary link below:,0,1187929.story?coll=la-home-obituaries

Panopticon Gallery link to view some of Dr. Wither’s work:


~ by rickwood on October 26, 2007.

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