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The Way Old Ballgame: 1911

The Way Old Ballgame: 1911

1911. Washington, D.C. "Professional baseball -- view during game." The unintentional artistic influences here range from Peter Max to Edvard Munch, thanks to mold on the emulsion. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

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Is this Griffith Stadium?

The wooden ballpark (called American League Park or National Park) on the site of what would become Griffith burned down, supposedly the result of a wayward plumber's blowtorch before the start of the 1911 season. The concrete and steel replacement on the same site didn't get named for Clark Griffith until 1920.

I'm wondering

I am wondering what teams they were watching in "professional baseball". I just gotta know!

Mmmmmm...

...emulsion mold! Best with ice cold milk. And limburger.

I spy.

Jackie Gleason!

It's amazing how this photo has decided to destroy itself. It looks very similar to the "plastic wrap" plug-in filter in Photoshop.

Psychedelic v.1.0

Far out, man; this would make a groovy album cover! OK, you colorizers out there, get to work!

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