Roy Hartzell

Roy Hartzell

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Description
Tobacco felt of New York Yankees baseball player Roy Hartzell (1881-1961.)
Tobacco felts, also known as tobacco flannels, were collectibles available to tobacco purchasers. This example comes from 1914’s blanket series, so called because the examples could be stitched together to make a blanket.
Hartzell, who found time in both the infield and outfield, played for the St. Louis Browns (1906-1910,) before joining the Highlanders/ Yankees in 1911. Retiring in 1916, Hartzell had a lifetime batting average of.252 with 397 runs batted in.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
tobacco felt, baseball
tobacco flannel, baseball
date made
1914
associated institution
Murad Cigarettes
maker
Murad Cigarettes
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5 1/4 in x 5 1/4 in; 13.335 cm x 13.335 cm
ID Number
1982.0566.47
accession number
1982.0566
catalog number
1982.0566.47
subject
Baseball
Professional
Sports
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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