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Team Players: 1906

Washington, D.C., or vicinity, 1906. "Boys school baseball '06." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

Washington, D.C., or vicinity, 1906. "Boys school baseball '06." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.


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WSB, a private boarding school, was located at Wisconsin Ave and Garfield St. had ZERO connection with Wilson (not even a thought in 1906) or Western (one of 5 DC public high schools).

School for Boys

I wonder if this school became Wilson High School later. That's close to Tenley Circle and that area of Wisconsin Avenue. Photos like this always lead on to new info about an area.

[There were several Washington-area schools that went by the name -- one was the Washington School for Boys on Wisconsin Avenue (the photo above), a boarding school whose property was sold off over the years and incorporated into both the Sidwell Friends School and National Cathedral School for Boys; in Alexandria, "Washington school for boys" (or just Washington School) was the unofficial name for the George Washington School, an all-male public school whose student body was combined in 1923 with the Lee School for Girls to form the Jefferson School. There was also a day-school program called Washington School for Boys (a.k.a. Vacation School for Boys) at the YMCA's G Street complex, begun in 1906 as a remedial summer school. - Dave]

Washington School for Boys

This photo appeared on June 10, 1906, Washington Post; labeled "Baseball Team, Washington School for Boys."

Boys School Schedule

Encouraged by the success of its relay team during the indoor season, the Washington School for Boys is now developing its baseball team, which promises to be the strongest that has ever represented the Wisconsin avenue institution.

Several preliminary games have already been played, but the regular season on the diamond will start to-morrow, when the team meets the Episcopal High School, of Alexandria. The other games on the schedule, which has just been completed by Director of Athletics Bryant, follow: April 24, Western High; April 27, Friends Select; May 4, St. John's College, May 5, Country School of Baltimore; May 8, Georgetown Preps; May 11, Eastern High; May 12, Country School, at Baltimore; Ma 15, Episcopal High School, at Alexandria; May 18, St. John's College; May 22, University School of Baltimore.

Washington Post, Apr 19, 1906

Baltimore Boys Defeated

Washington School Ball Team Grabs Victory in Last Inning.

The baseball team of Washington School for Boys jumped into the club representing the Country School of Baltimore in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings yesterday afternoon and grabbed victory from defeat. The game was played on the Washington School grounds, Tennallytown road. Score, 11 to 10.

In the first stages of the game it looked as if the boys from the Monumental city would have an easy time, and until the last inning it was all their way, but the local boys took a brace and landed on Goodwin's delivery, lacing the ball to all corners of the lot.

In the first part of the game the Washington boys lacked the enthusiasm, and until this was supplied by a large crowd of rooters, who gathered to the witness the game, it was played in a listless manner.

  Bard, c. rf
  White, lf, c
  Britton, ss
  Macartney, 2b
  Pilson, 1b
  Bliss, 3b
  Hemingway, cf
  Johnson, lf, rf
  Woodward, p.
Washington Post, May 13, 1906

RE: Muggers Beware!

I'm not so sure about the fellow with the cap standing there, but otherwise, point well taken. That America expired, to be eventually replaced by this America.

Muggers beware!

Is there any doubt that any one of these guys would be serious trouble for today's gangstas and muggers? Whatever happened to the America seen on Shorpy??


Another batch of those wonderful R. Lauren sweaters! Everything old is new again, indeed. Any idea from whence the W.S. comes from?

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