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Glass League: 1908

Glass League: 1908

August 1908. "The Ball Team. Composed mainly of glass workers. Indiana." Gelatin silver print by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.


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Single Shot Breech Loader

That rifle is an odd one. Looks like a Belgian Made Flobert/Warnant. It is a breech loading single shot, likely a .32 caliber. The trigger guard is a nice style.

What's the deal with the gun?

Probably used it to shoot fowl balls.

[You people got a million of 'em. Apparently. -tterrace]

The crowd hesitates...

I'd's almost lunchtime, and no one can quite remember when the season for photographers starts.
You can only bag them in months that have an "R" in the name, guys.

Source of that old phrase

So that's where they first yelled "Kill the Ump!"

Don't think I'd want to play...

... if they bring rifles to ball games. Or is it for fly balls?

Picking off the runner at third

These guys didn't mess around.

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