Home of the world's largest baseball collection, the Library of Congress presents this lavishly illustrated history of the National Pastime. More than 350 images--many never before published--chronicle the game's hardscrabble history. Among the Library's treasures are the first known image of baseball published in America (1787), the first dated baseball card (1865), and the Paul Thompson photographs (1910) shot specifically for the landmark T206 baseball cards, as well as vintage advertising, posters, film stills, cartoons, maps, and more. Written by Harry Katz, Frank Ceresi; preface by George F. Will. Edited by Susan Reyburn.
Published by Smithsonian Books/Harper Collins in association with the Library of Congress. Softcover, 265 pages.