July 26, 2018

“Visualizing the Grand Old Game: The Development of Illustrated Baseball Journalism” with Scott Peterson

Thursday, July 26th

6:30pm Reception

7:00pm Lecture

Despite calls as early as the 1850s for baseball to become America’s national pastime, coverage of the game developed slowly. The lecture will examine the growth of visual baseball journalism in Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper and other weeklies–including St. Louis’ own Sporting News–from the middle of the 19th century to the early 20th century.


The lecture is $5 IPHF Members/$10 Non-Members

Enroll by phone 314-535-1999 or email