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Game faces : early baseball cards from the Library of Congress

Author: Peter Devereaux; Benjamin K. Edwards Collection (Library of Congress),; Library of Congress,
Publisher: Washington, DC : Smithsonian Books ; in association with the Library of Congress, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Devereaux presents rare, colorful baseball cards that celebrate the first decades of the great American sport. Selected from the Library of Congress's Benjamin K. Edward Collection, these cards bring to life an era of American history that saw the game explode in popularity as the sport spread to nearly every corner of the country. In showing a history of sports cards, Devereaux shows the ways the cards have shaped  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Devereaux; Benjamin K. Edwards Collection (Library of Congress),; Library of Congress,
ISBN: 9781588346346 158834634X
OCLC Number: 1021084505
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description: xi, 155 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
Contents: Baseball cards and popular culture emerge: 1887-1895 --
A monopoly cuts the cards: 1896-1909 --
A trust busted, a dead ball, and the return of the cards: 1909-1914 --
Afterword: Other cards in the Benjamin K. Edwards Collection at the Library of Congress / Phil Michel, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
Responsibility: Peter Devereaux ; preface by Carla D. Hayden ; foreword by John Thorn.

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Devereaux presents rare, colorful baseball cards that celebrate the first decades of the great American sport. Selected from the Library of Congress's Benjamin K. Edward Collection, these cards bring to life an era of American history that saw the game explode in popularity as the sport spread to nearly every corner of the country. In showing a history of sports cards, Devereaux shows the ways the cards have shaped and influenced U.S. culture. -- adapted from back cover.

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