The BASEBALL RELIQUARY Inc.
BASEBALL’S TIME MACHINE:
Photography at the Field of Dreams
Exhibition: May 1-May 31, 2002
at the Burbank, California Public Libraries:
“Pop Quiz. What do the photograph and baseball have in common? They both officially were invented in 1839 — though baseball’s debut is in fact tougher to pin down — and both stop time, permitting us to retain in our mind’s eye what in ‘real life’ passes before us too quickly.” ~ John Thorn in The Game for All America (1988)
The Baseball Reliquary
returns to beautiful downtown Burbank, California to present an exhibition at the Central,
Northwest, and Buena Vista Libraries. Entitled “Baseball’s Time Machine:
Photography at the Field of Dreams,” the exhibition will highlight the dynamic
relationship between photography and baseball through an engaging selection of images
dating from the Civil War era to modern times.
Rather than simply presenting a collection of the most famous baseball photographs, the displays will serve more as a window on American baseball, both the professional and amateur games, as seen through the perspectives of a select group of devotees. For this exhibition, the Baseball Reliquary invited photo archivists and private collectors, as well as historians, writers, and artists, to contribute their “favorite” baseball photographs from any time period. Each image will be accompanied by a caption/description explaining why the photograph holds such personal interest and meaning. Through these selections, the viewer can explore the influence of photography on baseball history and encounter highly personal observations on our national pastime.
Contributors to “Baseball’s Time Machine: Photography at the Field of Dreams” include, in alphabetical order, Jean Hastings Ardell, Mel Bailey, Stephen Berkman, Terry Cannon, Gene Carney, Glen Creason and David Davis (Photographic Collection, Los Angeles Public Library), Paul Gertsen, Steven P. Gietschier (The Sporting News), Dennis Goldstein, Larry Goren, Dan Gutman, Barry Halper, Albert Kilchesty, Mark Langill (Los Angeles Dodgers), Jim McConnell (San Gabriel Valley Newspaper Group), Dorothy Jane Mills, Michael Mumby, Kerry Yo Nakagawa (Nisei Baseball Research Project), Vic Pallos, Mark Rucker, Mike Shannon, Tom Shieber (National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum), and David Q. Voigt.
“Baseball’s Time Machine: Photography at the Field of Dreams” has been curated by Terry Cannon, Executive Director of the Baseball Reliquary. A limited-edition poster will be available for sale during the course of the exhibition at the Burbank Central Library, 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank. For library hours, go to http://www.burbank.lib.ca.us/generalinfo.cfm. For additional information, contact the Baseball Reliquary by phone at (626) 791-7647 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Vintage Ballparks of the Pacific
When the Grass Was Real and Autographs Were Free”
A Visual Tour with Live Narration
Presented by Vic Pallos
Wednesday, May 15, 2002 ~ 7:00 PM
Burbank Central Library Auditorium
110 N. Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank, California