Circa 1890 College of the Holy Cross Baseball Team Imperial Cabinet Photograph. It's not only the earliest image we've ever encountered from this Worcester, Massachusetts institution, but a photographic work of such artistry and wonderful period details that it's a treasure for those reasons alone. Note the undersized gloves worn by several of the players, the ancient catcher's gear arranged in the foreground. The photo itself is masterfully rendered--so perfectly focused that we can see the weave of the sweater worn by the young man at center. The image measures an expansive 10x13.5" in area, with its mount completing the dimensions at 16x20". Studio stamping at lower right reads, "Photo by Frederick W. Rice, 476 Main St., Worcester." Condition is superb, with minimal wear at the edges and corners of the mount representing the entirety of concerns.

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