Unusual photos of 19th century baseball players  JUN 11 2012

From the NYPL's digital collection, a selection of odd photos of baseball players from the 19th century.

19th Century Baseball

Baseball gloves used to be a lot smaller:

19th Century Baseball 02

BTW, the site I got this from is fascinating...on the front page right now are posts about patent drawings of mazes and puzzles, slave bells, and a shoe-leather map of a cow's hide.

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