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Naked Baseball Painting at the Library of Congress Greets, Amuses Visitors

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Asylum called up Susan Reyburn, a staff writer-editor at the Library, to find out more about this book and the amazing mural. Click through to learn more about the image that she and her colleagues refer to as "the naked 19th-century baseball team." Of the five images depicting games, the naked baseball and football images are the only ones showing men playing American sports. They were painted by the same artist, Frederick C. Martin, in the late 19th century.

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