Early Baseball Pictures, 1860s to 1920s
Library of Congress staff selected this sampler of thirty-four images related to early baseball (1860s-1920s) from various files and collections in the Prints and Photographs Division. The factors that guided image selection included showing interesting games, some famous players, a variety of teams, different types of pictorial formats, and images with no copyright restrictions.
Most of the images are reproduced from copy photographs of the original pictures, either large-format, black-and-white negatives or color transparencies. The majority of the original images are photographic prints, but some lithographs and engravings are included.