Round Oak Baseball Club, Dowagiac, Michigan, 1888

Summary

The Round Oak Stove Company in Dowagiac, Michigan thrived at the turn of the 20th century. Round Oak founder, Philo D. Beckwith, shared this success with his employees and the surrounding community. Among other philanthropic activities, Beckwith held dances, organized a band, and built a theatre. Here is Dowagiac's semi-professional baseball team, also sponsored by Round Oak.

The Round Oak Stove Company in Dowagiac, Michigan thrived at the turn of the 20th century. Round Oak founder, Philo D. Beckwith, shared this success with his employees and the surrounding community. Among other philanthropic activities, Beckwith held dances, organized a band, and built a theatre. Here is Dowagiac's semi-professional baseball team, also sponsored by Round Oak.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

24 May 1888

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2002.138.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Cardboard
Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Mounting
Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 10 in

Width: 12 in