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Business men's baseball game, Casselton, N.D.
Business men's baseball game, Casselton, N.D.
TitleBusiness men's baseball game, Casselton, N.D.
Date of Original1895-07-31
DescriptionNineteen players in uniform, mostly white pants and shirts, standing and seated in row. Each man in back row has an parasol over his shoulder. Other men in suits and hats on either side of team members. Several of the seated players are holding baseball bats. Man on extreme left has snare drum with drum sticks, and a young man on extreme right stands beside a base drum with 'Casselton, N.D.' on the side.
General SubjectSports & Recreation
Subject (LCTGM)Baseball players
Baseball umpires
LocationCasselton (N.D.)
Cass County (N.D.)
Item Number2070.421.2
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original13 x 26 cm.
Transcription"Mayor C.R. Meredith, umpire--Printed below title on mount.--N.M. Young, captain; Robert Pugh, W.S. Lindsey, G.W. Wolbert, D.S. Smith, E.F. Smith, A.J. Manners, Jerry Daley, H.H. Stone--Printed identification on left side of mount.--M.A. Baldwin, captain; Franklin Potter, E.F. Buchholz, H.H. Walters, E.G. Guthrie, L.A. Taubert, Jas. A. Walsh, H.F. Strehlow, Frank Lynch"--Printed identification on right side of mount.
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Same image in Cass County Historical Society Photograph Collection number 2070.28.5, which has handwritten penciled identification written above and below some of the players.
Biography/History"Casselton's businessmen pose for a portrait during a 'gentleman's baseball game' in Casselton on July 31, 1895. Gentlemen's games were organized with business owners and proprietors as players. Here one such game in Casselton is shown. The players in the back row of the team's lineup hold parasols for shade and to reassert their upper-class status. Teams sprouted up across Cass County. Watching, and playing, baseball became a popular form of recreation in the county."
Bibliographic ReferenceTom Hoheisel and Andrew R. Nielsen. Images of America: Cass County. (Chicago: Arcadia, 2007), 63.
Repository InstitutionCass County Historical Society
Repository CollectionCass County Historical Society Photography Collection 2070 (Institute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo)
Credit LineCass County Historical Society, Bonanzaville, West Fargo (2070.421.2)
Ordering Information (701) 282-2822 Cass County Historical Society 1351 West Main Ave. West Fargo, ND 58078
GrantNHPRC SNAP Grant 2008-2009, NAR08-RC-10021-08
Digital IDdm20704212
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