Lost Limbs Foundation

Monday, April 1, 2013

P L A Y B A L L ! ! !

Baseball season starts today! Did you know that the game was already the national pastime by 1860?
Thank you to Mark Robak for sending in this Currier & Ives print, first published three days before Lincoln was elected President on November 6th, 1860. The candidates pictured left-to-right are John Bell, of the Constitutional Union Party; Steven Douglas, of the Democratic Party; John Breckinridge, of the Southern Democratic Party; and Abraham Lincoln, of the Republican Party.
Baseball season starts today! Did you know that the game was already the national pastime by 1860? 

Thank you to Mark Robak for sending in this Currier & Ives print, first published three days before Lincoln was elected President on November 6th, 1860. The candidates pictured left-to-right are John Bell, of the Constitutional Union Party; Steven Douglas, of the Democratic Party; John Breckinridge, of the Southern Democratic Party; and Abraham Lincoln, of the Republican Party.