“Picturing America’s Pastime” Draws on Hall of Fame’s Photo Library

Sports Collectors Daily features the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s book, Picturing America’s Pastime.

A new book drawing on the Baseball Hall of Fame’s extensive collection of photographs is now available. 

Picturing America’s Pastime: Historic Photography from the Baseball Hall of Fame Archives is a 320-page peek into baseball, its personalities, landmarks and history.

Drawing on the Hall of Fame’s archive of more than 300,000 unique images, the Museum’s curatorial team utilized some rarely seen photos of players, fans, umpires and ballparks.

Each image is accompanied by an historic quote and a detailed caption, often highlighting little-known information about the photographers and techniques used across the 150-plus years covered in the book, which is 8×10 in size. 

The volume is part of a new partnership between the Hall of Fame and Mango Publishing that will result in additional books in the years to come.

Hall of Famer and accomplished photographer Randy Johnson wrote the foreword for Picturing America’s Pastime, which is priced at $34.95. More information and a link to order can be found here.


Picturing America’s Pastime

Historic Photography from the Baseball Hall of Fame Archives

Preserving History, Honoring Excellence, Connecting Generations is the mission of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Now, with this unequaled collection of photos from baseball history, you can revel in the moments we share at the ballpark, the grand sweep of the stadium, the drama of the game, and classic images of baseball greats.

Celebrate the history of baseball and baseball photography. Go beyond the standard highlights of baseball history in this collection of rarely seen photos that reveals the full landscape of our national pastime as no other collection can. Selected by the historians and curators at the Baseball Hall of Fame, the photographs reveal the rich relationship between photography and the game.  Each image is accompanied by an historic quote and a detailed caption, often highlighting little-known information about the photographers and techniques used across the 150 plus years covered in the book.