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Braves baseball players photograph collection

Collection number: ahc.VIS223

Scope and Content

This collection contains photographs of 159 baseball players who played for the Boston Braves, the Boston Bees, the Milwaukee Braves, and the Atlanta Braves baseball clubs. The majority of the images are professional publicity photographs of individual players. Included in the collection are baseball photographs of Chipper Jones as a child in the 13-year-old Babe Ruth League and at the 1989 Florida States Tournament.


  • 1913-1989, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.

Administrative/Biographical History

The Braves franchise began in 1876 as a Boston team known as the Red Stockings, or the Reds. As the Cincinnati Reds became more prominent in 1882, Boston sportswriters rebranded the team the Beaneaters, a name that survived until the team was sold in 1906 to brothers George and John Dovey. Under the Dovey brothers the team was known as the Boston Doves. In 1910 the team was sold to a business syndicate headed by William Hepburn Russell who named the team the Rustlers. Upon Russell's death in 1911, the team was bought by George Gaffney, a political contractor with ties to Tammany Hall. Tammany, a political society, was named after a Delaware Native American chief and many of the Tammany elders were known as chiefs. Gaffney, a Tammany chief, called his baseball players his braves, and the name stayed with them, even as the owners changed, until 1936. From 1936-1942 the team was known as the Boston Bees, the winning name of a fan poll. A new group of owners restored the Braves name in 1942 and the name followed them to Milwaukee in 1953 and to Atlanta in 1966.


346 image(s) (346 photographs)



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically according to player's last name.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, 1996

Braves baseball players photograph collection
Carla Ledgerwood
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Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305