Keith's Continuous Vaudeville Base Ball Score Counter

Keith's Continuous Vaudeville Base Ball Score Counter

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Description (Brief)
Celluloid baseball score keeper in the shape of a baseball catcher’s mitt. The score keeper has numbered wheels by which fans could keep track of each team’s runs and hits in a baseball game. Celluloid, the first successful commercial plastic, was used to produce a variety of promotional products.
This score counter advertised Keith’s Continuous Vaudeville Show. Benjamin Franklin (B.F.) Keith (1846-1914) was an entertainment pioneer who helped develop variety shows that were open for hours on end, and who helped bring vaudeville into middle class acceptability.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Score Counter
score counter, baseball
date made
ca 1900-1910
associated institution
Keith's Vaudeville
thru person
Rinsland, George
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
celluloid (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 3/4 in x 2 1/4 in; 6.985 cm x 5.715 cm
ID Number
CL.310547.007
catalog number
310547.07
accession number
310547
subject
Baseball
Sports
Vaudeville
Baseball
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Sports & Leisure
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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