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Most of the photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs, 20 to 200 megabytes in size) from the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) Many were digitized by LOC contractors using a Sinar studio back. They are adjusted by your webmaster for contrast and color in Photoshop before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here.

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Bloomer Girl: 1918

Bloomer Girl: 1918

"H. Kazenarek, woman baseball player." Her teammates included Belle North and Regina Gross. 5x7 glass negative, Bain News Service. View full size.


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"I've got it !"

Men in Bloomers

Take a look at these guys in bloomers.

Storage Space

One could store lots of extra balls in those voluminous bloomers.

"Lots of night games"

Wasn't that the recommendation?

There's No Crying In Baseball

It appears the "League of Their Own" girls weren't quite
the trailblazers we thought.

Let's Play Catch

I really like the old, short fingered gloves. You actually needed skill to catch the ball. Nowadays players just swat at the ball with a huge leather butterfly net.

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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