Silver City, New Mexico Territory, Boudoir Photograph of Burlesque Baseball Teams, 1888
Boudoir photograph of two rival New Mexico Territory burlesque baseball teams, including the "Fat Fellows" and the "Slim Jims" dressed in their "grotesque and fanciful" uniforms in front of Silver City's finest hotel, the Trimmer House, 1888. The Fat Fellows brandished a beer mug on their shirts, a drink both teams enjoyed if they did not make it to third base when batting. The Slims wore a skull and crossbones on their chest and carried "dudish canes." The over-the-top games gained national recognition for its humor and flair for the dramatic.