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Boston ball grounds - 1912 (panorama #3), 9/28/12 (LOC)

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Boston ball grounds - 1912 (panorama #3), 9/28/12


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

Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards.
Fenway Park (Pictorial History Committee, Society for American Baseball Research, 2006).
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).


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.10962

Call Number: LC-B2- 2457-13

spudbrothermatt, Project BS, and 19 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. Fnarf 84 months ago | reply

    It looks like there are six or seven rows of SEATS in front of the "Green Monster", which is hard to understand. They would have been ridiculously close to the action, dangerously so -- the wall is 304 feet from the plate. I also don't see the famous "Duffy's Cliff" rising up in front of it. I'm guessing that they took these seats out almost immediately, and the ground under them slopes up, and was left that way (until 1934).

    Fascinating picture.

    I've blogged it here: fnarf.blogspot.com/2008/04/boston-ball-grounds-1912-panor...

  2. pacman2489 83 months ago | reply

    Amazing picture because of how old Fenway Park is and to think it still stands in the same place it did in 1912.

  3. jsn_brs 82 months ago | reply

    It was actually 324 feet in 1912, Yawkey added seats and pushed home plate out during the 1934 rebuild. The bleachers were temporarily added to Duffy's Cliff for the World Series. In some old pictures you can see fans sitting back on right and center field in a roped off area when they used to jam 'em in.

    Here is some good info on the history of the park:

  4. murphman61 48 months ago | reply

    I stitched together a quick panorama of the three photos in this series. Have a look:

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