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Old 02-21-2007, 03:07 PM
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Posted By: Dan Bretta

Just got these beauties in the mail today...it is Boston, but I don't know which ballpark. I think it's pre-Fenway, but I don't know if this is the Huntington Ave Grounds or not. It is not Boston Braves Field because there was nothing but railroad tracks and the river on the other side of left field. Any help appreciated.





Check out the sign just to the right of the Bostonia Cigars sign - it's a sign for Nuf Ced's.

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Old 02-21-2007, 03:26 PM
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Those photos are fantastic, but they look pre-Fenway. Is it Huntington Grounds?

Dan- wanted to add that Boston Braves field was purchased by Boston University and turned into a dorm complex, and that's where I lived my freshman year of college. We used to play softball and touch football right on the old field.

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I don't know if it's Huntington Ave or not...there is a sign for Nuf Ced's which was on the Avenue at the time these photos were taken. I'm wondering where the Braves played before 1915? It certainly not Fenway - No Duffy's cliff.

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South End Grounds, maybe? I believe that is different from the BU/Braves field. I could be wrong though. Excellent photo, nonetheless.

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Posted By: Joe D.

As usual, you post something amazing.

The Indian Motorcycle ad looks as though it spelled Motocycle (no R)
which puts it at 1923 or later
http://www.indianmotorcycle.com/ (click on history, then click 1920-29).


Looks like you have a big Durham Bull in the outfield. Wonder what that was for?


Other than that - no other clues jump out at me... but I will look at it some more tonight.

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Even though I lived a year on West Campus, it's impossible for me to tell if this is Braves Field because it looks completely different today. A small part of the outfield fence was left standing, but everything else has changed. The stone pillar entrance on Babcock Street, which you can see on some of the old postcards of the stadium, was still intact as of 1969-70. I assume they have not torn them down since.

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south end grounds

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Hmmm...that Motocycle thing has me perplexed. This is obviously Boston as all the advertising is for Boston area businesses and they came out of a photo album where they were marked "Baseball game in Boston, USA" (They came from Canada) - It's not Fenway, and it certainly doesn't look like Braves Field because of the businesses and buildings beyond the leftfield wall...also Braves field had a scoreboard on the outfield wall. I am almost certain that this is pre 1923. There was another photo on the backside of the baseball photos of a Tennis tournament in New Jersey or New York (Can't read the writing to tell exactly)...it may give a hint of the age though.

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Posted By: Dan Bretta

South End Grounds it is....Awesome! Thanks guys.

edited to add: Dennis where did you find that photo and do you know the date of it? It appears as though it was taken around the same time considering most of the advertising is the same.

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the photo is from the marc okkonen book "baseball memories" 1900-1909 (which is a great reference btw) i think it's a 1910 photo?

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