[Germany Schaefer, Washington AL (baseball)] (LOC)

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[Germany Schaefer, Washington AL (baseball)]

[1911] (date created or published later by Bain)

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

This digital image represents the millionth item scanned for the Prints & Photographs Division at the Library of Congress.
Data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards: Schaefer, Washington.
Photo shows Herman A. "Germany" Schaefer (1876-1919), one of the most entertaining characters in baseball history, trying out the other side of the camera during the Washington Senators visit to play the New York Highlanders in April, 1911. Germany Schaefer, a versatile infielder and quick baserunner, played most of his career with the Detroit Tigers and the Washington Senators.
The camera is a 5x7 Press Graflex with a modification to accommodate the large lens. The camera was produced by the Folmer & Schwing Division of Eastman Kodak Co. between 1907 and 1923. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2010)
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Baseball players.

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

General information about the Bain Collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.ggbain

Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.09131

Call Number: LC-B2- 2189-6

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  1. Ryan (LOC P&P) 55 months ago | reply

    By George, bruce grant, I think you've got it. It sure looks like a match to me. I'm going to pass your discovery around for review, and if there is consensus, we'll add the information to the record the next time we update. Thank you!

  2. gavsten 54 months ago | reply

    Wow!....Just...'Wow!' :)

  3. www.TG-PHOTO.com [deleted] 53 months ago | reply

    You guys at The Library of Congress' do an amazing jobb! Thanks for keeping the past :)

  4. tarka42 52 months ago | reply

    They tell me this new iPhone 40 will not be a problem going through airport security.

  5. Jcarva911 52 months ago | reply

    Amazing document, beatifull capture , his face is fantastic. beautiful picture.

  6. sorin papuc 52 months ago | reply

    LF hand held.
    Never thought I'd seen it.

  7. pim (pimbert) rdwrt 50 months ago | reply

    Probably taken with a similar camera? Excellent image quality!

  8. Ɏσyσ Qбя ~ [deleted] 48 months ago | reply

    niice picture

    i realy loved it ^^

    keep it up

  9. lijeesh2012 33 months ago | reply


  10. Memoriesaremadeofthis [deleted] 29 months ago | reply

    Schaefer seems to have been a born clown.
    One wonders what prank he was up to here?
    I am like the other camera buffs,and collectors.
    Would i love to have one of those~!!

  11. Jonboy270 27 months ago | reply

    I can imagine, when that focal plane dropped, you could hear it.

  12. loganzillmer 21 months ago | reply

    My two favorite things.

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