baseball buddies

Memorial day / Ehrhart. (N.Y. : Published by Keppler & Schwarzmann, Puck Building, 1913 May 28; LOC: https://www.loc.gov/item/2011649595/)

national pastimes

Couldn’t we just have played two back in ’61? Or even a best of seven? As much as I dream about duels replacing wars, I know I’m just dreaming. No jousts or David v. Goliath for modern times. Jeff Davis wasn’t going to be taking the mound for the Confederate nine. The South wouldn’t give up slavery without a fight; the North wouldn’t give up the southern states without a battle. Eventual reconciliation in the aftermath

Memorial Day, unknown soldiers tomb, [Arlington, Virginia] (1935; LOC: https://www.loc.gov/item/hec2013009053/)

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery

"Decoration Day. No. 1618" (c1914 Mar. 30.; LOC: https://www.loc.gov/item/2005693076/)

Old Glory

From the Library of Congress: baseball from the May 28, 1913 issue of Puck; Arlington in 1935; Decoration Day c.1914
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