No. 461
Crime, Eccentricity, and the Sporting Life in 19th Century America.
February 17, 2020

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Tag: Sports

Great Base Ball Match.

Great baseball match between the Atlantic and Boxford Clubs of Brooklyn.

4/23/2018

Tennis.

"Who wants to pway me a couple of wattling stwong games?"

6/5/2017

Athletics.

Athletics

8/23/2016

Killed by a Baseball.

John Walters, of Richmond, Indiana becomes a victim of his love for the national game.

4/5/2016

A Winter Scene.

Winter Pastime – A Skating Scene.

1/25/2016

Fierce Football.

The great game recently played between teams representing the colleges of Princeton and Yale, on the former's grounds, Thanksgiving Day.

11/23/2015

The Bicycle Tournament at Springfield, Mass.

Perhaps the most successful bicycle tournament ever held in this country was that which opened at Springfield, Mass., on Tuesday, September 18th, 1883, and continued for three days.

9/29/2015

Yachting.

Yachting.

8/3/2015

Skating in Central Park.

Winter sports in the metropolis—a skating scene in Central Park.

2/9/2015

Belle Gordon.

9/29/2014

The Girls Have a New Game.

8/18/2014

Tennis.

7/14/2014

Tobogganing.

1/7/2014

Collegians at Football.

12/10/2013

The Last Dip of the Season.

Water witches who frolic with Neptune, no matter how cold his embrace.

9/3/2013

Baseball Animals.

Cigarette cards, 1880s, 1890s

5/14/2013

George Dixon’s Victory over Australian Billy.

2/26/2013

John L. Sullivan Saved by a Neck.

11/6/2012

A One Legged Baseball Club.

9/11/2012

Pretty Female Billiardists

1/3/2012
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