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

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

 

 

  • budderflyman PRO 6y

    Another 1880s photo. Even in their formal attire they probably beat the stuffings out of Yale
  • royalviking04 2y

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