Baseball equipment illustrated advertising cover with BOSTON/ MASS. oval cancel, addressed to Mess. Moore and Pollard Proctorsville, Vermont; images of a two-wheeled cart, baseball player standing with left shoulder in front, and one-wheeled cart
Baseball equipment illustrated advertising cover, circa 1880s

Scott Catalogue USA 206
For nearly a century, everyday objects – including mail – carried imagery emphasizing baseball's supposedly American, rural, and White origins. In reality, the game has worldwide roots and has always drawn much of its vitality from cities and from immigrants.

Cubierta publicitaria que ilustra indumentaria de béisbol, circa 1880s–1890s
Durante casi un siglo, los objectos cotidianos portaron imágenes que enfatizaban los supuestos orígenes estadounidenses, rurales y blancos del béisbol. En realidad, el juego tiene raíces en todo el mundo y ha obtenido mucho de su vitalidad de las ciudades y de los inmigrantes.