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Early 1900s baseball "team" photo by Hackensack photographer
« on: January 29, 2011, 01:01:26 AM »

The photographer is Van Wagner of Hackensack.

I wrote "team" because there are at least 3 different names on the jerseys. Maybe it's an All-Star team.

So let's guess some more...........the guys with the ties and boaters are the league executives and the owners and the four babes are the cheerleading squad?


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Re: Early 1900s baseball "team" photo by Hackensack photographer
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2011, 07:11:59 PM »
Ol' Homer took a gander at the blowup of the baseball photo and low and behold, there sits Uncle Willie to the viewer's left of the four lovely cheerleaders. Willie is sitting there with his boater tilted a little to the left and his bowtie hanging on his neck. Willie was only 43 when the photo was taken; but, he was known as the Charlie Sheen of Hackensack a century and change ago and had just spent 4 long nights with the cheerleaders.
After the photo was taken, they wheeled Willie up to the old Hackensack Hospital, and after 10 days of IV's and some occupational therapy he was back ringing his bell on the Hudson Street trolley. Some people say that on cold winters nights you can still hear Willie ringing his bell on Hudson Street.

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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2012, 02:08:28 PM »
Here's another one someone sent me asking for confirmation that it is from Hackensack, NJ.  Definitely.  I see Harry B. Doremus in there too! Wow.

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« Last Edit: February 03, 2012, 02:14:35 PM by Editor »