Photos from Cooperstown

By John Horne

The National Baseball Hall of Fame Photo Archives houses over 500,000 photos. We, of course, use them in our displays at the Museum. We also offer copies of the photos for a reasonable fee to be used in books, magazines and personal use. Many museums from all over the United States and the world use our photos for exhibits in their Museum.

An image of Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio that was provided to the Italian-American Museum for their upcoming exhibit. (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

This year, the Italian American Museum (Museo Italo Americano) in San Francisco is presenting a Documentary Exhibit featuring over 150 photos from the Baseball Hall of Fame photo archives. The exhibit is called Italian Americans At Bat: From Sand Lots to the Major Leagues.

The exhibit features many Italian-American players, including nine Baseball Hall of Famers: Yogi Berra, Roy Campanella, Joe DiMaggio, Tommy Lasorda, Tony Lazzeri, Ernie Lombardi, Phil Rizzuto, Ron Santo and Eppa Rixey (yes, Rixey – family geneology research shows that the name was changed from Riccia to Rixey in the late 1700s).

The Museo Italo Americano is located at Fort Mason Center, Building C, San Francisco, CA 94123, and the exhibit runs from June 22 through Nov. 25, 2012. You can find more info at their website.

We are proud that people from the other side of the country will be able to enjoy photos from the National Baseball Hall of Fame Photo Archives.

John Horne is a Library Associate in the Photo Archives at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

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