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Created by:
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, American, founded 1936  Search this
Printed by:
Curt Teich & Company, 1898 - 1978  Search this
Subject of:
Walter Fenner "Buck" Leonard, American, 1907 - 1997  Search this
Homestead Grays, American, 1912 - 1950  Search this
ink on paper
H x W: 5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in. (13.8 x 8.7 cm)
Place depicted:
Cooperstown, Otsego County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Postcard featuring a photograph of a brass plaque on a yellow background. Handwritten in faded black ink at the top of the card is "Walter F. Buck Leonard." The plaque has a depiction of Leonard in a baseball uniform. Under the portrait is the text, "WALTER FENNER LEONARD / "BUCK" / NEGRO LEAGUES 1933 - 1950." The back of the postcard is unused. Preprinted green text at the top reads: [National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum / Cooperstown, New York / plaque of / Walter F. (Buck) Leonard / Elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame 1974 / Baseball Hall of Fame Committee on Negro Baseball Leagues] next to that text at the top is stamp box. Below the stamp box additional green text reads: [Post Card]. The back also publishing information and an inscription of the letter [N]. There are also two pieces of tape on the far right edge of the back of the postcard.
Transcription Center Status:
Transcribed by digital volunteers
African American  Search this
Athletes  Search this
Baseball  Search this
Segregation  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Paxton and Rachel Baker
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture