Richard K. Fox Baseball Team (Fair Haven, New Jersey) Collection
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of 16 broadsides and advertising fliers promoting baseball games of the amateur Richard K. Fox Baseball Team during the 1909 season. The Richard K. Fox Baseball Team represented Fair Haven in Monmouth County, New Jersey. In addition to information about games and schedules, most broadsides include a picture of a player or another image related to the team, as well as humorous text about the Richard K. Fox Baseball Team, their opponents, their fans, or other topics. The reverse of most prints contain additional humorous text, images, and/or advertisements. The broadsides and fliers are printed on paper. The collection also contains a hand-drawn map of the Tobin Farm in Fair Haven, New Jersey, where the Richard K. Fox Baseball Team played home games. Materials include published advertising broadsides and fliers and a hand-drawn map.
- Creation: 1909 - 1910
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There are no access restrictions on this collection.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Biographical / Historical
Richard K. Fox was the publisher of the National Police Gazette, a leading sporting and entertainment weekly newspaper at the turn of the twentieth century. In the early 1900s, he bought a house in Red Bank in Monmouth County, New Jersey. In 1909, he sponsored the amateur Richard K. Fox Baseball Team (also known as the R.K.F. Baseball Team and the Foxes) in nearby Fair Haven, New Jersey. The Richard K. Fox Baseball Team played amateur teams from New York and New Jersey. Most games were played on Sundays or holidays.
"Foxes Win First Game," Red Bank Register, April 21, 1909, p. 9.
Guy Reel, The National Police Gazette and the Making of the Modern American Man (New York: Palgrave, 2006), 181-86.
"There with the Curves-Also the Wallop," National Police Gazette 94, no. 1658 (May 22, 1909), p. 6. [Idenitified photograph of the Richard K. Fox Baseball Team]
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Language of Materials
Advertising broadsides and fliers arranged chronologically.
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