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[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.



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.



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,


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


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Taken sometime in 1880