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Catalog Number 2015.001.00203
Title Burlingame Fire Department Bicycle Baseball Team at Washington Park, 1949
Photographer Pearl, Norton
Collection Archival Collection
Object Name Negative
Category Photographs
Date 1949
Description Burlingame Fire Department Bicycle Baseball Team at Washington Park, 1949. Black and white negative of Burlingame Firefighters playing "bicycle baseball," an annual Burlingame Fire Department fundraiser that began in the 1940s at Washington Park in Burlingame, California. The image shows 12 firefighters in costume, either sitting on or standing next to "trick" bicycles. The men wear a large variety of costumes, such as dresses and wigs, oversize jackets and pants, top-hats, and plaid suits. One of the bicycles has an unusually tall seat and handlebars, and some have different sized front and back wheels. The firefighters appear in a line on a dirt infield with some chalked lines visible nearby. There is a chain link fence and the silhouette of a row of trees in the background.
Studio Norton Pearl Photography
Place Burlingame, CA
Event Fundraiser
Subjects Baseball
Bicycles & tricycles
Burlingame
Fire fighters
Parks
Search Terms Baseball
Bicycles
Burlingame
Burlingame Fire Department
Burlingame Washington Park
Copyright Norton Pearl Photography / San Mateo County Historical Association