Studio Portrait of a Baseball Player in Uniform, 1885-1889

Summary

Professional photographers began producing cabinet cards in 1867, and people soon preferred these photographic prints on cardboard stock to the earlier, smaller cartes-de-visite. American commonly collected and exchanged cabinet photographs through the early 1900s, often to commemorate friends or family. A young man dressed in a baseball uniform posed for this portrait in a Grayling, Michigan studio in the late 1880s.

Professional photographers began producing cabinet cards in 1867, and people soon preferred these photographic prints on cardboard stock to the earlier, smaller cartes-de-visite. American commonly collected and exchanged cabinet photographs through the early 1900s, often to commemorate friends or family. A young man dressed in a baseball uniform posed for this portrait in a Grayling, Michigan studio in the late 1880s.

Artifact

Cabinet photograph

Date Made

1885-1889

Subject Date

1885-1889

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2002.55.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Cardboard

Technique

Albumen process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 6.5 in

Width: 4.188 in

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