[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.

 

Notes:

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).

 

Subjects:

Baseball players.

Cameras.

Baseball

 

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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Taken sometime in 1911