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The Washington Senators

Washington Senators
Schutz Group
Washington Senators
Gelatin silver print, 1913
Prints & Photographs Division
Copyright deposit, 1913
LC-USZ62-102418 (213 A.1)
[digital ID# cph.3c02418]

The Washington Senators 1913 team included Walter "Big Train" Johnson (pictured third from the right). Johnson, considered to be the greatest pitcher of his era, had already distinguished himself as a star player during the 1910 season, when he struck out 313 men. This team photograph was made with a Cirkut camera, that rotates on a special tripod while exposing a narrow slit of film, which makes it possible for someone to appear in the picture twice [see left and right of the line-up]. The Library's Panoramic Photograph Collection contains more than 4000 images.

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