Early baseball card tobacco label featuring Doctor Merle T. Adkins.
This public domain playing card comes from the Prints and Photographs Division at the Library of Congress. The image shows Doctor Merle T. Adkins after throwing a baseball. He appears to be clothed in a heavy wool jersey and a old fashioned baseball cap. There are quite literally thousands of these baseball cards scanned in the collection at the Library of Congress. We are going to pick out a few of the best to display on Ars Publik.
This image was published in 1911 by the American Tobacco Company as a tobacco label. Due to the pre-1923 publication date, this image is in the public domain.
14.8 megabyte TIFF, hosted by the Library of Congress.