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06-08-2007, 08:27 AM
Posted By: <b>Jason Mishelow</b><p>Owing a huge debt to David Block's work Baseball before We Knew It here are some early images of baseball when it was still only a child's sport,. More scans to follow would love to see similar examples from board members <br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Cover of 1848 School Book See Lower left of playground illistration <br /><br /><br /><img src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1181218860.JPG"> <br /><br /><br /><br />Ad for Robin Carver's Book of Sports 1834 Ball on Boston Commons <br /><img src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1181219073.JPG"> <br /><br /><br />Image from ther Fairport Nine 1880 Noah Brooks Notice that one of the boy's is black- early image of integration <br /><img src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1181219553.JPG">