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Baseball Americana: Treasures from the Library of Congress

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A lavishly illustrated history of America's game, from the unparalleled collections of the Library of Congress

Baseball, the sport that helped reunify the country in the years after the Civil War, remains the National Pastime. The Library of Congress houses the world's largest baseball collection, documenting the history of the game and providing a unique look at America since the late 1700s. Now Baseball Americana presents the best of the best from that treasure trove. From baseball's biggest stars to street urchins, from its most newsworthy stories to sandlot and Little League games, the book examines baseball's hardscrabble origins, rich cultural heritage, and uniquely American character.

The more than 350 fabulous illustrations—many never before published—featured first-generation, vintage photographic and chromolithographic baseball cards; photographs of famous players and ballparks; and newspaper clippings, cartoons, New Deal photographs, and baseball advertisements. Packed with images that will surprise and thrill even the most expert collector, Baseball Americana is a gift for every baseball fan.

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Baseball Americana is a lavishly illustrated history of Americas favorite sport, compiled from the unparalleled collections of the Library of Congress, now available from Smithsonian Books. From baseballs biggest stars to street urchins, from its most newsworthy stories to sandlot and little League games, Baseball Americana tells the history of baseballs hardscrabble origins, rich cultural heritage, and uniquely American character.

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Harry Katz is the former head curator in the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress and a lifelong Red Sox fan. He divides his time between Washington D.C., and Del Mar, California.

Frank Ceresi is a well-known baseball historian and writer living in the D.C. area.

Phil Michel manages the Librarys Prints and Photographs Division archive of more than one million digital images.

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ISBN:
9780061625459
Author:
Katz, Harry
Publisher:
Smithsonia
Author:
Michel, Phil
Author:
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Author:
Ceresi, Frank
Author:
atz, Harry
Subject:
Golf - General
Subject:
Baseball - General
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - General
Subject:
Baseball -- Collectibles -- United States.
Subject:
Baseball -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Baseball General
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Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20090929
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
11.625 x 9.25 in 51.6 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Baseball Americana is a lavishly illustrated history of Americas favorite sport, compiled from the unparalleled collections of the Library of Congress, now available from Smithsonian Books. From baseballs biggest stars to street urchins, from its most newsworthy stories to sandlot and little League games, Baseball Americana tells the history of baseballs hardscrabble origins, rich cultural heritage, and uniquely American character.
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