Group portrait of the Lowell Baseball Club of Boston, 1865

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1865

GUSN

GUSN-202376

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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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

group portraits
studio portraits
baseball (field sport)
teams
sports uniforms
bats (game equipment)
baseballs (ball)
baseball caps
tables (support furniture)
albumen prints
photographs

Inscription

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}

Additional Identification Number

OVP Photo Database Number 164
OVP Number OVP0316
Digital ID 000068
AccessID 93
Other identifier HNEDID-000068

Physical Description

1 photographic print

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Date of Acquisition

11 August 1942

Reference Code

PC001.01.TMP.316

Acquisition Type

Gift

Image Dimensions

12.75 x 20.5 (HxW)(inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Lovett.

Record Details

Material Type

albumen prints
photographs

Other People

Lowell, John A.

Other Organizations

Lowell Baseball Team of Boston

Subjects

Baseball bats
Baseball teams
Men
Sporting goods
Baseball players

Restrictions

Top right quarter marked; staining and fingerprint smudges on verso of mount.

Description Level

Item

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Sources


www.brown.edu/Administration/News_Bureau/Databases/Encyclopedia
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