I mentioned yesterday that I love 19th century advertising and, today, I give you a sporting goods catalog from 1868. The Illustrated and Descriptive Price List of Base Ball, Cricket, Archery, and Sporting Goods in General is a fantastic catalog produced by Peck & Snyder during the great baseball boom of the post-war era. And, naturally, there is a bunch of baseball equipment to be found inside. If you're interested in what ballplayers wore and what kind of equipment they used as the pioneer era ended and the professional era began, this is something you have to check out.
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