June 6, 2018 - October 13, 2018
Baseball in St. Louis: The Photography of George Burke and George Brace
June 6th – October 13th, 2018
In conjunction with the larger exhibit, St. Louis fans will enjoy a special collection, Baseball in St. Louis: The Photography of George Burke and George Brace, from the St. Louis Cardinals Archive.Together, Burke and Brace chronicled the players and pageantry of baseball, our national pastime. As the story goes, Burke stumbled into a job as a sports photographer by a case of mistaken identity. An accomplished photographer, Burke was eager for work and took the job even though he knew nothing of baseball. It was then that he turned to Brace, a 16-year-old enthusiast with an encyclopedic knowledge of the sport, taking him on as an apprentice. Thus, began a lifelong partnership combining their shared knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to produce one of the most comprehensive collections of baseball photography in the 20th century.
Photo: George Brace, Enos Slaughter, Terry Moore and Joe Medwick
Exhibition provided by The Cardinals Archives.