Children Playing Baseball in Dodge School Yard, Harrison, Michigan, circa 1888

Summary

This photograph documents a northern Michigan school as well the local economy. Children of various ages are in the schoolyard. There is no playground but the children make their own fun with a game of baseball. The few scrubby trees and distant forest illustrate Harrison's founding as a lumber town.

This photograph documents a northern Michigan school as well the local economy. Children of various ages are in the schoolyard. There is no playground but the children make their own fun with a game of baseball. The few scrubby trees and distant forest illustrate Harrison's founding as a lumber town.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

circa 1888

Subject Date

circa 1888

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

67.30.4

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Dr. Walter F. Shepherd.

Material

Cardboard
Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Mounting

Dimensions

Height: 7.75 in

Width: 10 in

Inscriptions

Printed on front of mount: MOORE'S STUDIO / HARRISON, MICH / NEGATIVE BY Handwritten on back: 1. Claud Reker 2. Forest Shemway 3. Emma Hoag, teacher

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