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Exhibition Baseball Americana

Schutz Group Photographers. The Washington Senators, Griffith Stadium, Washington, D.C., 1913. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (023.01.00)

Two Senators for the Price of One

Panorama photographs were all the rage in the early twentieth century, documenting skylines, cityscapes, extended group portraits, and sporting events. To create a panoramic shot, the photographer panned the camera slowly from left to right. Here, the Washington Senators’ Herman “Germany” Schaefer posed at the left end of the viewfinder’s range and then dashed behind the photographer to the right side. Thus, he appears twice in this photograph: second from the left and at the far right.