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Located in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania, the Emerald, PA area was settled in the late 1700s.  This photo, taken in April of 1896 of the children of the Emerald School, has been preserved in incredible condition due to being mounted underneath a glass paperweight.  Measuring approximately 4 x 2 1/2" and weighing nearly 11 ounces, the glass is completely clear and nearly new in appearance.  The decal on the reverse advertises the photography services of Lewis P. Peters.

Most of the boys in the photograph are posed with baseball equipment: vintage bats, gloves and baseballs appear throughout the photo of the children, who are posed in front of the school with their teacher.  This is an incredibly detailed photo, with much to look at (and even more to see under magnification), an unbelievable representation of late 19th Century childhood and how it intertwined with the great American game of baseball.  

An outstanding collectible, particularly for the office of a vintage baseball fan.
Exceptional 1896 Emerald School Paperweight w/baseball gearExceptional 1896 Emerald School Paperweight w/baseball gear
Exceptional 1896 Emerald School Paperweight w/baseball gear
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Minimum Bid: $150
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Auction closed on Sunday, August 25, 2013.
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