Sports lovers will be captivated by this remarkable collection of vintage photos from the legendary Bain Archive in the Library of Congress. Spanning the era from 1910 through 1922, 100 rare images spotlight such iconic figures as Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Jack Johnson, and Jim Thorpe.
Selected from thousands of archival glass negatives, these black-and-white prints depict individual and team sports, featuring tennis champions, billiards players, hockey teams, bicycle racers, golfers, and other athletes. Images of the 1909 Brooklyn Marathon, crowds at Ebbets Field for the 1920 World Series, and a 1908 balloon race in Berlin offer glimpses of spectators as well as participants in the sporting world of the early twentieth century. Detailed captions accompany each photograph, in addition to an introduction by journalist and historian Michael Carlebach and a foreword by noted baseball authority Paul Dickson.
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