Historical Baseball Photographs from the Library of Congress
As the thirty photographs in this book of postcards make plain, pro baseball has grown far from its roots as the game of the American people. What you’ll find here are early- to mid-twentieth-century images of plain folk enjoying themselves—sometimes with great decorum (lady ball players in white ankle-length dresses!), sometimes with none (ecstatic children getting good and dirty), and sometimes in circumstances where pleasure might have been the sweeter for being hard to come by (such as a Depression-era migrant camp).
Regardless, the expressions of concentration and keen delight, the trail of a swinging bat caught by the camera, and the clearly homemade quality of these games provide a memorable visual experience and a renewed affection for America’s national pastime.
Pomegranate’s books of postcards contain thirty top-quality reproductions bound together in a handy, artful collection. Easy to remove and produced on heavy card stock, these stunning postcards are a delight to the sender and receiver. Note: postcards are oversized and may require additional postage.