One of the first prints showing Baseball being played in the Civil War.
This is a scarce chromo-lithograph entitled, “Patterson Park Barracks, Occupied by the National Guard (90th Regt. P.V.) Col. Petro Lyle. Baltimore, Md.” Printed by E. Sachse & Co., Baltimore, 1862.
The print is unframed and measures 14×20, image size is 9×10 1/2. This shows a wonderful view of the harbor area of Baltimore with Fort McHenry and Fort Federal Hill in the background. Patterson Park Barracks show a great deal of activity including work details, wood cutting, drill and in one of the first prints known to include soldier’s playing Baseball. Outside of the barracks proper, several companies of the 90th Pennsylvania Infantry are on parade.
The color is excellent with little fading. Very light creasing to the paper really only showing in the margins.
A most desirable wartime print with the rare Baseball scene.