[African American baseball team, Danbury, Connecticut] (LOC)

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    Ritton, Edward David, 1823-1892, photographer.

    [African American baseball team, Danbury, Connecticut]

    [ca. 1880]

    1 photographic print : albumen on boudoir card mount.

    Notes:
    Photograph showing 23 men wearing suits, sitting and standing, one holding a baseball bat; they are members of an African American men's baseball team, possibly in Danbury, Connecticut.
    Title from Gladstone collection checklist.
    Photographer's stamp on verso: E.D. Ritton, Photographer, Danbury, Ct.
    Forms part of: Gladstone collection (Library of Congress).
    Published in: Baseball Americana : treasures from the Library of Congress / Harry Katz, et al. New York : Smithsonian Books, 2009.

    Subjects:
    Baseball players--Connecticut--Danbury--1870-1900.
    African Americans--Sports--Connecticut--Danbury--1870-1900.

    Format: Portrait photographs--1870-1900.
    Group portraits--1870-1900.
    Boudoir card photographs--1870-1900.
    Albumen prints--1870-1900.

    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

    Persistent URL: hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.11502

    Call Number: Unprocessed in PR 13 CN 1995:113, no. 322

    National Register, willow scarlet, and 16 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. budderflyman 55 months ago | reply

      Another 1880s photo. Even in their formal attire they probably beat the stuffings out of Yale

    2. royalviking04 12 months ago | reply

      Now, that's how a baseball team should pose for a photo.

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