It's A Mystery

Eclectic collection of pictures either through my sources or reblogging from others. By day I'm a lawyer. By night a man with a fertile imagination.
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We swear this is an actual historic photograph (c. 1860), not an Instagram filter — No one would cultivate such amazing sideburns in this day and age. Happy Mustache Monday!
Here’s what 19cBaseball.com has to say about the subject:

Joseph B. Leggett, Captain of the famed Brooklyn Excelsiors. Leggett was one of the early baseball stars in the 1850s and was the catcher for the Brooklyn All-Star Club which lost to the New York All-Star Club on July 20, 1858 in the first of three Great Base Ball Matches. Because of his play and sure hands, pitcher Jim Creighton was able to throw his overpowering fast balls. Leggett served in the Civil War and upon returning to New York finished his career as a short stop to compensate for the diminished strength in his throwing arm.

nypl:

We swear this is an actual historic photograph (c. 1860), not an Instagram filter — No one would cultivate such amazing sideburns in this day and age. Happy Mustache Monday!

Here’s what 19cBaseball.com has to say about the subject:

Joseph B. Leggett, Captain of the famed Brooklyn Excelsiors. Leggett was one of the early baseball stars in the 1850s and was the catcher for the Brooklyn All-Star Club which lost to the New York All-Star Club on July 20, 1858 in the first of three Great Base Ball Matches. Because of his play and sure hands, pitcher Jim Creighton was able to throw his overpowering fast balls. Leggett served in the Civil War and upon returning to New York finished his career as a short stop to compensate for the diminished strength in his throwing arm.

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Found Photos in Detroit

When Italian photographers Arianna Arcara and Luca Santese set foot in Detroit, they had planned to document the fast disappearance of the city’s structure. The tragic tales of modern day decadence and ruin were very much on their minds. But Detroit, in a last gesture of pride decided to reveal itself on its own terms. What they found, streets filled with thousands of polaroids, letters, prints of photographic evidence, police documents, mugshots and family albums, are all on view in their fantastic new book Found Photos in Detroit.

The book is limited to 1000 copies, and can be ordered here. You can also see more images from the project, which was featured in this week’s Newsweek International edition, on our website.
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