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[Baseball] A Small Group of Early Baseball Photographs, Including a Female Baseball Player
Various places: By the authors, ca 1890 - 1915. Various places: By the authors. Three photographs, ca 1890s - 1915 (one of them dated 1915 on verso); the first a black and white collage of two separate images of the same person, printed overlapping into the photograph themself; the other two sepa-toned; various sizes, but approx. 3 3/4" x 5"; one affixed to a thick, card stock frame; two in very good condition, with minor wear to edges; the last one with a vertical crease to top margin and a few small, closed cuts to top edge.- The first photograph, subtitled in manuscript on verso: "Summer 1915," depicts a collage of two images of the same young lady, in full uniform, holding a bat and alternately - is sitting and standing in a grassy area under a tree (a garden, or an improvised playing field [?]). Her smile is infectious and carefree.- The second one shows three young men in various catchers' positions, in unidentified uniforms.- The third one features ten players, who appear to belong to different teams, in various full and partial- uniforms. One of the jerseys has "Shenandoah" written across (possibly placing the men in Virginia).
Bookseller: ZH BOOKS [United States]
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