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This black and white photograph is a rare Norman photograph (with their imprint) of the Jefferson College Baseball Team, ca. 1908. The uniforms have “Jefferson” emblazoned across them with matching caps and the young men hold their gloves, balls, and bats. The catcher’s face mask and catcher’s glove are also visible. The names of the 12 players, their positions, and their manager are listed. Top row: Estopinal, C. F. (center field); Gemenez (substitute); Gillespie, R. F. (right field); Gray, L. F. (left field and substitute). Middle Row: Shepherd, third base; Prejean, short stop; Thompson, second base; Rivers, first base and captain; Clark, manager. Bottom Row: Kidd, pitcher; Warren, catcher; Torrey, pitcher. Jefferson College, in Washington, Mississippi, was founded as an all-male college but operated primarily as a college preparatory school and later military boarding school during most of its history. Named in honor of Thomas Jefferson, the college was chartered in 1802, but did not begin operation until 1811. Due to declining enrollment and financial difficulties, the facility closed in 1964. The photograph is mounted on a discolored cardboard matt. The back of the board identifies the photographs subject, year, and photographer.
Jefferson College Baseball Team Ca 1908 Norman Photograph
Baseball teams; Universities and colleges
Baseball; Jefferson College; College Baseball
Mississippi State University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections Division, Manuscripts Unit, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Mississippiana Collection, Photographs in Blue Folder
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Jefferson College Baseball Team, ca. 1908, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Archives and Special Collections Division, Mississippi State University