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Archives Photo of the Week: Baseball


By: Eric Schnittke

With baseball’s World Series starting this week, it’s fitting to pay tribute to the Fall Classic with the Photo of the Week. Featured in this image is a baseball team from an indemnity school, most likely Tsinghua College in Peking, China.¬†Tsinghua College (now Tsinghua University) was created as a preparatory school as part of the¬†Boxer […]

19th Century Cayuga Lacrosse Bats [Object of the Day #5]

Lacrosse Bats

By: Amy Ellsworth

The game of lacrosse originated among native North American peoples, where its symbolism reveals its affinity with warfare and highlights the relationship between game and battle. For the Iroquois, the game’s sacred associations are linked to the seven Thunder Gods whose powers support both war and healing. Today lacrosse is stilled played in some communities […]

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