Studio Portrait of a Baseball Player in Uniform, 1885-1889

Bonnell (Firm)1885/1889

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

Professional photographers began producing cabinet cards in 1867, and people soon preferred these photographic prints on cardboard stock to the earlier, smaller cartes-de-visite. American commonly collected and exchanged cabinet photographs through the early 1900s, often to commemorate friends or family. A young man dressed in a baseball uniform posed for this portrait in a Grayling, Michigan studio in the late 1880s.


  • Title: Studio Portrait of a Baseball Player in Uniform, 1885-1889
  • Creator: Bonnell (Firm)
  • Date Created: 1885/1889
  • Location: United States, Michigan, Grayling
  • Subject Keywords: Baseball players, Cabinet photographs, Card photographs (Photographs), Photographs, Studio portraits
  • Type: Photographs
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Cabinet photograph
  • Object ID: 2002.55.1
  • Image ID: THF94414
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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