Image ID
SDN-006862
Headline
Flag raising ceremony before the first game of the season at West Side Grounds, between the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds
Date Depicted
1908
Date Created
1908
Creator
Chicago Daily News, Inc.
Creator Role
photographer
Artwork/Object Depicted
glass negatives
Copyright Notice
© Chicago Historical Society, published on or before 2013, all rights reserved
Credit Line
SDN-006862, Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago History Museum
Inventory Number
1960.784
Storage Location
Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago History Museum
Acquisition Source
Gift of Field Enterprises, Inc.
Max Pixels - Height
2881
Max Pixels - Width
4064
KEYWORDS
sports
athletes
baseball
Chicago Cubs (Baseball team)
Cincinnati Reds (Baseball team)
National League of Professional Baseball Clubs
West Side Grounds (Chicago, Ill.)
Chicago Cubs-Cincinnati Reds (1908 : Chicago, Ill.)
Flags
American
1900-1909
Flag poles
Rites & ceremonies
Illinois
Chicago
Marching bands
Baseball players
Ohio
Cincinnati
Photojournalists
Chicago (Ill.)
1900-1909
Dry plate negatives
Gelatin dry plate negatives
SDN-006862.tif
flag raising ceremony before the first game of the season at west side grounds between the chicago cubs and cincinnati reds

Image of the flag raising ceremony before the start of the first game of the 1908 baseball season, between the National League's Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds, played at West Side Grounds, which was located between West Polk Street, South Wolcott Avenue (formerly Lincoln Street), West Taylor Street, and South Wood Street, in the Near West Side community area of Chicago, Illinois. Cubs players are standing with officials and a large floral wreath near the pitchers mound. Photographers are standing near home plate and a marching band is walking toward third base from second base. Spectators in the outfield bleachers and the buildings beyond the ballpark are visible in the background. Text on the image reads: 1908- flag raising.

Image of the flag raising ceremony before the start of the first game of the 1908 baseball season, between the National League's Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds, played at West Side Grounds, which was located between West Polk Street, South Wolcott Avenue (formerly Lincoln Street), West Taylor Street, and South Wood Street, in the Near West Side community area of Chicago, Illinois. Cubs players are standing with officials and a large floral wreath near the pitchers mound. Photographers are standing near home plate and a marching band is walking toward third base from second base. Spectators in the outfield bleachers and the buildings beyond the ballpark are visible in the background. Text on the image reads: 1908- flag raising.

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