Photograph by
Subject of
Chase County Junior/Senior High School, American
Small, Edward, American, 1887 - unknown
Horner, Oliver Howard, 1888 - 1939
ca. 1907
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper on mounting board
H x W (Mounted): 10 15/16 × 13 15/16 in. (27.8 × 35.4 cm)
H x W (Image): 7 3/4 × 9 11/16 in. (19.7 × 24.6 cm)
A black and white team photograph of baseball players from Chase County High School in Kansas. There are three (3) rows of boys. The two (2) boys in the front row center are sitting cross-legged and the two (2) boys on the sides are lying on their sides, with their legs facing out. They have their outer arms resting on their legs and their inner arms are on the floor, propping them up. The front row contains the only African American player. He is second from the proper left side and is holding a baseball in his hands. The other sitting player to his right has a catcher's mask in front of him. There are two baseballs in the shape of an "X" on the ground in front of them.
The middle row contains five (5) players kneeling on the ground. The player on the far proper right has his hands on his hips, the player in the middle has his hands in front of him, and the player on the far proper left has his arms on his side.
The back row contains four (4) people standing. The boy second from the proper right side is also a player on the team. The other three (3) boys are wearing suits. They are wearing neck ties, except for the boy on the proper right side, who is wearing a bow tie. They are standing in front of a backdrop. The backdrop, which has an unidentifiable image on it, is placed in front of a paneled wall. The boy second from the proper left is Oliver Howard Horner.
All of the players are wearing the same uniforms. The button down shirts have collars and have sleeves that end around the elbows. The shirts have letters across the chest. A "C." on the proper right side, a "C." in the center, and a "H.S." on the proper left side. The boys are wearing quilted pants with belts and black and white striped baseball socks. Several of the players are also wearing their baseball gloves. Many of the players are wearing white long sleeve shirts under their uniform shirts.
The photograph is dry mounted on a black board. The bottom proper right corner of the board is missing. There are several areas where the black part of the board has peeled off. The back of the board is grey. There are no markings on the back. In several areas on the sides and corners the grey has peel off a bit.
Place captured
Cottonwood Falls, Chase County, Kansas, United States, North and Central America
Media Arts-Photography
gelatin silver prints
American West
Race relations
U.S. History, 1865-1921
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Tyson D. Arnold
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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