|Title||Babe Ruth with a crowd of young fans, Seattle, October 20, 1924 |
|Caption||George Herman "Babe" Ruth, well-known for being "the captain of the home run industry" and for his swaggering style, hit his 60th home run of the season on September 30, 1927, for the New York Yankees, setting the record for home runs in a season. Upon Ruth's retirement in 1935, no one had hit half as many home runs as his record of 714 -- a record that stood for almost four decades.|
In this 1924 image, Ruth is seated atop an automobile surrounded by a crowd of young fans.
|Notes||Caption information sources: HistoryLink.org, TheBaseballPage.com.|
Date photograph was published from Seattle Post-Intelligencer staff, obtained from newspaper publication date of October 20, 1924. Date on sleeve refers to later article published in 1928.
|Subjects||Baseball players--New York (State)--New York; Children--Washington (State)--Seattle; Automobiles--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Personal Names||Ruth, Babe, 1895-1948 |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5G.2638 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 glass negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |