This is actually pretty interesting. This, like the last two ads I posted, comes from Sporting Life, April 10, 1897, and is an advertisement for Harwood's League Base Balls. The significant thing about this is that Harwood's was established in 1858, as you can see in the ad. Harrison Harwood started H. Harwood and Sons in Natick, Massachusetts, that year and it was the first factory that mass produced baseballs in the United States, making both the figure eight and the lemon peel ball. So Harwood and Sons played a rather significant role in the history of the game and it's fascinating to see some advertising from them in 1897.
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