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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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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.

SHORPY OLD PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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