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President Harding in Knickers: 1922

President Harding in Knickers: 1922

President Warren G. Harding in Newspaper Men's Tournament, a golf tournament held in May, 1922. Old photo shows Harding, wearing knickers and a bow tie, playing with a dog. President Harding was the first newspaper publisher to be elected President. National Photo Company Collection. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Black Baseball Team, Danbury, Conn.: 1880

Black Baseball Team, Danbury, Conn.: 1880

Portrait of 23 African American men in three-piece suits. Might be a baseball team since one is holding a baseball bat. Photo taken ca. 1880 by photographer Edward David Ritton, possibly in Danbury, Connecticut. Gladstone Collection. LOC original medium: albumen photographic print on boudoir card mount.

Son of The Big Train: 1924

Son of The Big Train: 1924

Bob Johnson, son of right-handed pitcher Walter 'Big Train' Johnson. Johnson played his entire 21-year baseball career for the Washington Senators (1907–1927). After retiring from playing, he served as manager of the Senators from 1929–1932 and for the Cleveland Indians from 1933–1935. National Photo Company, 1924. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Golfing Senator: 1922

Golfing Senator: 1922

Senator Newberry at Chevy Chase, Maryland golf club, probably Columbia Country Club, 1922. Looks to be Truman Handy Newberry, a U.S. Senator from Michigan in office from 1919 to 1922. Great old photo of the Senator in knickers with golf clubs and antique car. National Photo Company Collection. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Baseball Team, U.S. Naval Academy: 1890s

Baseball Team, U.S. Naval Academy: 1890s

Baseball team at the U.S. Naval Academy, between 1890 and 1901. Detroit Publishing Company, publisher. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Exterior of Forbes Field, Pittsburgh: 1909

Exterior of Forbes Field, Pittsburgh: 1909

Exterior of Forbes Field baseball stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1909. LOC original medium: photographic print.

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