Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

This is a print of a press photo of the Minneapolis Millers, 1896. The team had just won the Western League baseball championship. The Minneapolis Millers existed in some iteration for 76 years, beginning in 1884. They originally played in the Northwestern League, but when that failed they were absorbed into the Western League. The …

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This fantastic image is identified only as “Baseball, 1890.” I wish I knew more about the team! Their uniforms have a large W on the front, but that could be anything from Washington to Woonsocket. Baseball was really well developed by the 1890s, having started out prior to the 1850s with local teams each having …

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Here we have another group shot from a school. This is the Taylortown Normal school, June 19, 1902 and the teacher was J. H. Herrod. A much smaller class and much more casual photograph. The group is made up of 16 boys & young men, six young women and two adults. The boys in the …

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