So I’m in the process of going through Google image search finding interesting Arkansas related photos to pin on my Arkansas Pinterest page and I come across this one titled Red Sox players on hunting expedition….
The full title on Flickr is Red Sox players on hunting expedition, Spring Training, Hot Springs, Arkansas.
I had just been reminded recently that some major league baseball teams had held spring training in Hot Springs in the early part of the 20th century and, sure enough, this photo is from 1907.
Shared on Flickr by Boston Public Library, the photo description says: “Tommy Madden dressed as a Native American, Bill Carrigan (center) and an unidentified player dressed as cowboys, pose on burros during rabbit hunt.”
Funny, I don’t think the term Native American was in use in 1907. I wonder what the original title was.
I’m not a big fan of baseball or any other sport. However, I do like interesting photos with a history… as well as those with a twist.