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    Posted 3 years ago

    scottvez
    (891 items)

    This one was a truly RARE find.

    The late 1860s carte de visite shows two Base Ball players in uniform-- one holds a bat and the other holds a ball.

    The back has a full period ink identification of both players. I wasn't able to uncover any additional information on the players.

    Online research has identified the team as the Allentown Stars and dates from 1866 or 1867!

    Reproduction of my images in any form is prohibited.

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    Comments

    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      This is so incredible! The uniforms they wore back then looked to be quite heavy and had to be difficult to run in.
    2. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
      Thanks scott-- it is a different game now.

      I have a friend that plays in a 19th century baseball league. It is a great game to watch!

      scott
    3. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
      Could be wool. Remember, 20th century baseball uniforms were wool flannel up through the 1960s! They looked much better than the current uniforms.

      Yes-- the bat does have some length to it!

      scott
    4. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
      Thanks roy-- appreciate you looking.

      scott
    5. bobby725 bobby725, 3 years ago
      WOW! LOVE IT!!
    6. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
      Thanks bobby-- appreciate you looking and commenting!

      scott
    7. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
      Thanks kiva and jlmam.

      scott
    8. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
      Thanks racer and vo.

      scott
    9. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
      Thanks for looking nutfield.

      scott
    10. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
      Thanks much nobucks.

      scott
    11. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
      Thanks much fran!

      scott
    12. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
      Thanks hyp-storian and roddy!

      scott

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