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3 Early 1900s Military Baseball Team Images.

Lot 213. 3 Early 1900s Military Baseball Team Images. 1. U.S.S. Chattanooga sepia team photo shows 10 men, eight in baseball uniforms. This 4.25” x 6” nicely staged photo includes crossed bats with a glove and ball in front of the men on the deck of their ship, which was launched in 1903 and decommissioned in 1921. The photo is technically f-g with two vertical creases, a clipped corner, a small border chip, a tiny hole in the image next to the border, and a 0.5” border tear. The image is relatively strong. 2. U.S.S. Rainbow sepia 4” x 6” photo shows 12 players in uniform, and a small crowd, some in naval uniforms and some in suits. The photo is vg with a chip at the bottom and scrapbook residue on the back. This vessel was commissioned as a merchant ship in 1890, converted in 1901 to a Navy ship to transform salt water into fresh water, later used as a submarine tender and decommissioned in 1925. 3. Action shot taken from a hilltop looking down on a baseball game at army camp next to an area crowded with tents. A player is on base, and a crowd in uniform watches the game. Scrapbook residue covers the back. Vg+ to ex photo. These photos are interesting reminders of the role of the National Game in the nation’s history. Winning Bid $35.    

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