Friday, April 1, 2011

New York and Boston players on opening day, 1886, at the Polo Grounds

Title: [Boston and New York players on opening day, 1886, at the Polo Grounds, 5th Ave. & 110th St., N.Y.C. posed in front of stands; Boston player in back rowon left has his middle finger raised in obscene gesture]

Date Created / Published: c1886. Medium: 1 photographic print. Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-87095 (b&w film copy neg.)

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Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication. There are no known restrictions on the photographs in the George Grantham Bain Collection. Publication and other forms of distribution: No known restrictions.

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number, e.g., LC-B2-1234]

The George Grantham Bain Collection represents the photographic files of one of America's earliest news picture agencies. The collection richly documents sports events, theater, celebrities, crime, strikes, disasters, political activities including the woman suffrage campaign, conventions and public celebrations. The photographs Bain produced and gathered for distribution through his news service were worldwide in their coverage, but there was a special emphasis on life in New York City. The bulk of the collection dates from the 1900s to the mid-1920s, but scattered images can be found as early as the 1860s and as late as the 1930s.

New York and Boston players on opening day, 1886, at the Polo GroundsCall Number: SSF - SPORTS--BASEBALL (1886) [item] [P&P] Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA. || JPEG (31kb) || TIFF (1.7mb)

Notes:
* Photoprint copyrighted by F.L. Howe.
* This record contains unverified data from caption card.
* Caption card tracings: Geog.; Sports Baseball; Obscenity; Ph.

Collections:
* Miscellaneous Items in High Demand.

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