by Paula Bosse
I came across this circa-1910 photo on eBay about a year and a half ago. I thought it was unusual because of the presence of an African American man posing with the team. Sports teams weren’t integrated at this time — was he part of the team but not a player? I don’t know what’s written on his shirt, but it doesn’t have “Dallas” on it like the ones the others are wearing. What do you think?
Happy Opening Day!
Sources & Notes
Photo found on eBay. (I assume it’s Dallas, Texas….)
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