1939 Baseball Hall Of Fame Dedication - 1st Day Cover
This illustration was created for the envelope of the first day postal cover celebrating the official dedication of the HOF on June 12, 1939. The artwork incorporates the Baseball Centennial logo that was used for the 1939 season (worn as a patch on every major league jersey, the minor leagues had a variation as well). What really caught my eye was the very bold Japanese-esque ‘Rising Sun’ theme. While its usage was innocent enough for 1939, it surely would have evoked quite a different reaction had it been created just a few years later after the events at Pearl Harbor.
1955 Old Timers’ Day - Yankee Stadium
In honor of the Yankees hosting their 66th Old Timers’ Game today.