1914 postcard Polo Grounds baseball park New York Giants, NYC

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1st base line view of New York Giants game being held at Polo Grounds, NYC.

On front ‘National League BasebalL Park, New York’.  Image in corner of the New York Giants team manager and Hall of Famer John McGraw.

Postcards sent shortly after the outbreak of World War 1. Mailed from ‘MILLTOWN NJ DEC 9 1914’ to Versailles France. French text …I am still at Milltown, and probabLy till the end since I’m discharged from service…

Published by ‘Success Postal Card Co., New York No. 1148

Vertical fold. Postmark ink on front. Corner creases.

 

The Polo Grounds was the name of three stadiums in Upper Manhattan, New York City, used mainly for professional baseball and American football from 1880 through 1963…The third Polo Grounds, built in 1890 and renovated after a fire in 1911, is the one generally indicated when the Polo Grounds is referenced. It was located in Coogan's Hollow and was noted for its distinctive bathtub shape, very short distances to the left and right field walls, and an unusually deep center field… The Giants played in the second Polo Grounds for part of the 1889 season and all of the 1890 season, and at the third and fourth Polo Grounds from 1891 through 1957. The Polo Grounds was also the home field of the New York Yankees from 1913 through 1922

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Success Postal Card Co.   (1910-1922) New York, NY. Published postcards in black & white and tinted halftone. Their cards were printed in Berlin, Germany.