This Checker Tournament was the 30th Annual Southern States Ty held in Richmond, VA on August 18th & 19th, 1937.  Herman L. Rudolph of PA won the tournament with Ingram as 2nd, Richards 3rd, and Baker as 4th place.  I got a copy of this picture back in 2001 from Les Balderson who said it appeared in the September 20, 1937 issue of Life Magazine.  The slightly shaky handwritten note is from Les Balderson of Richmond, VA.  He was a past Secretary and President of ACF for many years.  Les Balderson died July 28, 2005 and missed playing in the 2005 Southern which he usually attended.  I later verified this picture by this links: and

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