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Female Baseball Players in the 19th Century

As baseball became more and more popular in America, people wrote songs about the game. Some of those songs were about female players, like this one published in 1895.

This image depicts the cover of sheet music, asking the question: "Who Would Doubt that I'm a Man?" It features two "Bloomer Girls"—one a batter, the other a catcher—wearing uniforms of the day.

Published by Weidig and Company, in Cincinnati, the sheet-music cover features the work of H.W. Weisbrodt who created the drawing, the engraving and the lithograph.

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Media Credits

Library of Congress; H.W. Weisbrodt: Artist, Engraver, Lithographer. Public Domain

 

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