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The umpire's right - Larry was safe (LOC)

This is one of many sporting events featured in the “Not an Ostrich” exhibition currently on display in Los Angeles, California. Read more about the photos included in the exhibit in our Picture This blog post “Not an Ostrich”—Exhibition of Library of Congress Photos."


Baseball’s on our minds and our walls, too, at the Library of Congress – have a look at our new exhibition, “Baseball Americana”


We’ll be back with another set of “Roadside America” photos next week.




Underwood & Underwood, photographer.


The umpire's right - Larry was safe. Larry Doyle, the veteran second baseman of the New York Giants, is seen finishing a beautiful, fade-away side-slide. It looked like an "out" from the bleachers, but "Umps" was right. The Giants have made a great rally lately and are fighting hard for the pennant honors.


[New York] : [Underwood & Underwood], [1920]


1 photograph : gelatin silver print ; sheet 36 x 43 cm.


Summary: Photograph shows Doyle sliding to home plate with umpire nearby.




• Title from item.

• Exhibited as a digital copy in: "Not an Ostrich: And Other Images from America's Library" at the Annenberg Space for Photography, 2018; Sports section.



• Doyle, Lawrence Joseph,--1886-1974.

• New York Giants (Baseball team)--People--1920.

• Baseball players--1920.

• Baseball umpires--1920.

• Sliding--1920.



• Photographic prints--1920.


Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.


Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,


Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL):


Call Number: LOT 8805 [item]


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Uploaded on July 6, 2018