1869 Peck & Snyder Cincinnati Red Stockings Trade Card


The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

In 1869, the Cincinnati Red Stockings -- the first openly professional baseball team -- embarked on a 12,000-mile coast-to-coast tour. They played before over 200,000 spectators and their exploits did much to popularize the game of baseball. Peck and Snyder, a Manhattan sporting goods store, capitalized on the Red Stockings' popularity by pasting advertisements on the back of the team's photographs.


  • Title: 1869 Peck & Snyder Cincinnati Red Stockings Trade Card
  • Date: 1869
  • Location: United States, New York, New York, United States, Ohio, Cincinnati
  • Subject Keywords: Peck, Andrew, 1836?-1918, Wright, George, 1847-1937, Wright, Harry, 1835-1895, Cincinnati Red Stockings (Baseball Team), Peck & Snyder, Advertising, Baseball (Field sport), Baseball teams, Firsts, Sporting goods, Baseball cards, Photographs, Trade cards (Advertising)
  • Type: Photographs
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Baseball card
  • Object ID: 00.1307.309
  • Image ID: THF94408
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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