From an era of archaic equipment and rustic settings, these (6) early-1900s photographs depict local or industrial league teams from both the diamond and gridiron. The sepia-toned or black-and-white images include:
1.) a 1914 Industrial League Champions (as printed on the original negative) 10x8 photograph adhered to a cardboard matte; the uniforms have what appears to be “VW” sewn to the left breast and fans can be seen in the background, looking down from a makeshift bleacher section
2.) a circa-1920s 8x10 team photo; adhered to a thick cardboard matte, the photo appears to portray an All-Star gathering, as the uniforms vary
3.) a 10x8 black-and-white photo print of the 1937 Hazelton Red Sox; captured by Crandall Studios, the image shows the club standing in front of its team bus. The photo is affected by (2) vertical creases.
4.) a 1909 high school team photo (as suggested by a notation on the football in the front row); the 10x8 sepia-toned likeness is adhered to a thick matte and shows a youthful gathering assembled on the school steps
5.) a 13 x 10-1/2” 1926 Reichenbach Fords team photo with “Champions – City League” appearing as it had been inscribed on the original negative; the photo presents nicely, though there are mounting remnants on the reverse (mostly confined to the periphery)
6.) a 10x8 circa 1930s photo depicting an offensive unit; a vintage stamping on the reverse suggest that the players were from Pennsylvania