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Group portrait of the Lowell Baseball Club of Boston, 1865

PC001.01.TMP.316 (RS87855)

Description

In this group studio portrait of nine members of the Lowell Baseball Club of Boston, some of the players sit and some stand. The image is set against a background with architectural elements. Several players hold bats and caps. In the middle of the group, ball is displayed in a case set on a table. In 1861, John A. Lowell, an engraver, formed the team with students from different secondary schools in Boston. They were known as one of the better teams in New England. John A. Lowell may be the player in the center of the image, standing with his arm resting on a seated player.

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Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Dates
1865
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
11 August 1942
Physical Description
1 photographic print
Inscriptions
Verso of mount: Lowell Baseball Club of Boston - 1865 - Left to right J.D.W. Lovett S. Adams W.H. Alline G.S. Miller (Capt.) W.B. Joslin R.C. Watson G.B. Wilder A. Crosby F.H. Summer [in a different hand:] Property of J.D.W. Lovett Gift Miss Lovett 11 Aug 1942 [affixed:] [United States tax stamp]{Teams #3 Dig Id# 000068}
Dimensions
12.75x 20.5(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
OVP Photo Database Number: 164
OVP Number: OVP0316
Digital ID: 000068
AccessID: 93
Other identifier: HNEDID-000068
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Lovett.
GUSN
202376
Reference Code
PC001.01.TMP.316

Record details

Other People
Lowell, John A.
Other Organizations
Lowell Baseball Team of Boston
Descriptive Terms
baseball (field sport)
baseball caps
baseballs (ball)
bats (game equipment)
group portraits
sports uniforms
studio portraits
tables (support furniture)
teams
Material Type
albumen prints
photographs
Subjects
Baseball bats
Baseball players
Baseball teams
Men
Sporting goods
Related Items
— See also: OVP0317.
Physical Access Restrictions
Top right quarter marked; staining and fingerprint smudges on verso of mount.

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