This photograph was taken during Jackie Robinson's first game with the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947, when he became the first African American player in Major League Baseball. During the 1947 season, Robinson went on to bat .297, score 125 runs, steal 29 bases and be named Rookie of the Year. This photograph, with the background removed, was featured on the front of one of thirteen baseball cards featuring Robinson that were issued by Bond Bread during a three-year period starting in 1947.


  • Title: Print of Jackie Robinson on Opening Day in 1947
  • Creator: Unidentified
  • Date Created: April 15, 1947
  • Location: Brooklyn, New York City
  • Location Created: Brooklyn, New York City
  • Provenance: Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Paxton and Rachel Baker
  • Subject Keywords: Athletes,Baseball,Sports
  • External Link: Object Details

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