1884 to Early 1900s Signs, Promos and Programs for Community Baseball, Other Sports.
Lot 206. 1884 to Early 1900s Signs, Promos and Programs for Community Baseball, Other Sports. 1. This collection includes a ticket for the “Annual Fall Games and Reception of the Pastime Athletic Club,” possibly in New York. The event was scheduled for Sept. 22, 1884, and the ticket mentions “Dancing to commence at 2 P.M.” with music by Prof. McDonald. Ex-m. 2. 1889 program and menu for the “Annual Banquet of the Rock Hill College Base Ball Club,” apparently in Maryland. This four-page 3.5” x 4.5” program is ex+ with some very light soiling on the back. Apparently the school had a baseball team as early as 1885. 3. 1905 Baseball Pool, cloth baseball 2.75” in diameter with a hand-lettered menu, program and players’ names inside. “The Beer They Crow About” was on the menu. Vg+. 4. Promotional card (2.75” x 4.75”) for a 1910 “Dancing Party Given by the Members of the Original Crawford Baseball Team,” possibly in Philadelphia. On the back, the card has the lyrics for Irving Berlin’s “Stop, Stop, Stop, Come Over and Love Me Some More.” Vg. 5. Poster (8” x 12.25”) for “Baseball! Brewster vs. Holderness on Brewster Campus, Sat., May 13.” Brewster is apparently the Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, NH. The poster appears to be from the early 1920s. It has a clipped lower right corner and otherwise is vg. Brewster Academy has served students since 1820. A number of its alumni have played in the NBA. 6. Eight-page program for the Sept. 19-20, 1924 Carnival in Hallowell, ME. In addition to Vaudeville performances, food booths, a parade and a Children’s Circus, the Carnival offered married men vs. single men baseball and a high school football game. Folded once horizontally and vertically; vg appearance. Winning Bid $75.