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    Circa 1870 Baseball Cabinet Photograph with Bib-Front Uniforms. In the decades before baseball became the organized game it is today, photography played a key role in promoting the athletes who made their profession (or filled their free-time) playing the game. Offered is a circa 1870 portrait of four players enjoying a relaxed moment in a studio setting. Each player holds his trusty cap, and all are decked in their finest bib-front uniforms. Our only insight into their team is the star affixed to the bib portion of each jersey. Early images from this era are rare. Other than some modest signs of wear, the 4.25x6.5" cabinet mount and central image have few condition detriments, the worst being a pair of circular surface impressions in the upper left. A reverse stamp advertises a California-based photographer named M. H. Grant. Technical VG-EX.

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