Brooklyn National League Grounds (LOC)

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    Brooklyn National League Grounds


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

    Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative.
    Date based on research by the Pictorial History Committee, Society for American Baseball Research, 2006.
    Photo shows Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, New York City. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2008)
    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,

    General information about the Bain Collection is available at

    Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL):

    Call Number: LC-B2- 2525-16

    1. captainslack 69 months ago | reply

      Is this Ebbets Field?

    2. rmcarrier1 69 months ago | reply

      I can't get enough of these old baseball photos!

    3. TedSher 69 months ago | reply

      This could be Ebbets Field if that date of 1913 is correct. Ebbets opened April 9, 1913.

    4. The Library of Congress 69 months ago | reply

      captainslack and TedSher:

      Thanks for your observations! This does appear to be Ebbets Field, and seems to have been taken while it was still being completed. (Note the seats being installed on the lower deck along the far end of the right field stands.) It was the home of the Brooklyn Dodgers of the National League, so while the original caption is correct in a sense, the addition of Ebbets Field to the description would be a helpful one. We'll add that information to the source data and reload it to Flickr.

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