Interesting photo of the Detroit Palace Ice Rink Team. We added this to the collection for no other reason than that we couldn't not have this in our collection. One of our more entertaining sports photos. We don't have an exact date on this photo, but it dates to somewhere between 1912 and 1920. Learn More
Negro Marines prepare for action. Breaking a tradition of 167 years, the U.S. Marine Corps started enlisting Negroes on June 1, 1942. The first class of 1,200 Negro volunteers began their training three months later as members of the 51st Composite Defense Battalion at Montford Point, a section of the 200 square mile Marine Base, Camp Lejeune, at New River, North Carolina. Evidence of the lack of racial friction may be seen in the sports program at the camp. On the baseball team Negro enlistees and white non-com officers are teammates. Camp Lejeune has its own baseball league, with the Montford Point team a strong contender for championship honors. Nice vintage photo for baseball fans or baseball memorabilia collectors. Learn More
Photograph of Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame baseball player Frank Chance standing at home plate batting. The catcher is Pat Moran of the Philadelphia Phillies. Great old sports memorabilia photo.
About the Player Frank Leroy Chance (September 9, 1876 – September 15, 1924) was a Major League Baseball player at the turn of the 20th century. Performing the roles of first baseman and manager, Chance led the Chicago Cubs to four National League championships in the span of five years (1906-1910) and earned the nickname "The Peerless Leader". He was elected to the baseball Hall of Fame in 1946.