Depicts the preparatory school baseball team posed around an urn on a pedestal in front of the main school building, later known as Wilson Hall. Players do not wear identical uniforms, but are dressed in a variety of mismatched baseball clothing with jerseys, shirts, knickers, and caps in different colors and patterns. Several hold bats. The catcher rests his equipment (mask, glove and chest protector) in front of him and the scorekeeper, dressed in a suit, holds a scorebook and pencil.

Image includes two known players: Lester Meseroll and Henry B. Pogson (probably the young man in the front row with the catcher's gear). Others unidentified.


  • Title: Peddie Institute baseball team
  • Creator: J.C. Sunderlin
  • Date: 1891-05
  • Location: Hightstown, NJ
  • Story: Annually between 1887 and 1899, J.C. Sunderlin photographed a variety of school groups and scenes around Peddie Institute's campus. These images were made available to students individually or as part of school "memory albums" each June. This team portrait was number 34 in the set created for 1891.
  • Contributor: National Baseball Hall of Fame Museum and Library
  • External Link: ABNER: National Baseball Hall of Fame's online catalog

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