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Catalog Number L2007.0031.0003.0015-A
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description This black and white photograph depicts the Laconia Baseball Club at the Old Fairgrounds at Opechee Park in 1902.

There are two rows of baseball players. The first row consists of five men sitting on the ground. The man(Carl Base ?) on the far left is wearing a shirt labeled "Laconia Fair", pants and a baseball glove on his hand. On his right is a man wearing a shirt labeled "Laconia Fair", pants and a baseball glove on his hand. Sitting on his right is a man in a striped shirt, pants and striped socks. On his right is a man wearing a shirt labeled "Laconia Fair"and pants. The man (Arthur O'Shea)on the far right is wearing a light colored turtleneck sweater, pants and a cap on his head. The back row consists of five men standing. The man on the far left is wearing a shirt labeled "Laconia Fair", pants and a baseball glove hanging off his hand in back of him. On his right is a man wearing a shirt labeled "Laconia Fair", pants, cap with a baseball glove on his hand. Next on his right is a man (Slippy/Skippy Guay)wearing a shirt labeled "Laconia Fair", pants and cap. The next man (Joe Briggs)on the right is wearing a shirt labeled "Laconia Fair" and pants. The man(Charlie Tetley) on the far right is wearing a shirt labeled "Laconia Fair" and pants. On the ground on the far right are clothes and caps. In the foreground in front of the men sitting on the ground are four baseball bats. In the background are wooden bleachers with chicken wire attached to them. Sitting on the bleachers in the upper right are two women in dresses. Written below the picture in the album is " When fairs were held in Laconia, this was one of the teams that defended the honor of the old home town. Bottom row, left: Carl Base (?), outfielder & local pool shark. Bottom right, arthur O'Shea, later Dartmouth shortstop. Back row, center, "Slippy" Guay, 1st B, Joe Briggs, a power at shortstop, next right. Then Charlie Tetley, pitcher. Father Hennon took us to see this team play. A right thrill! We set up in the grandstand shown here. This team also played in the Old Home Dat schedule of Aug. 31, 1901. A big day in Laconia history." Written above the picture in the album is "Laconia Baseball Club, 1902".

Date 1902
Collection Childs Collection
Earliest Date 1902.0
Latest Date 1902.0
Place Opechee Park, Laconia
Additional Information 0.0
Repository From the collections of Laconia Public Library
People Unknown Men
O'Shea, Art
Clough, Charlie
Briggs, Joe
Guay, Skippy
Guay, Slippy (?)
Base, Carl(?)
Tetley, Charlie
Hennon, Father
Unknown Women
Search Terms Laconia
Laconia Baseball Club
Opechee Park
Fairgrounds
Subjects 1900s
Baseball
Baseball bats
Baseball Fields
Baseball mitts
Baseball players
Baseball umpires
Baseballs
Recreation
Sport clothes
Sports
Sports equipment
Sports teams
Grasses
Caps
Uniforms
Trees
Bleachers
Women
Dresses