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This is a photograph of Walter Johnson, 1887-1946, as he appeared pitching for the Washington Senators baseball team at the peak of his career. Nicknamed "The Big Train" for the speed and power of his pitches, Johnson was born and raised on a farm near Humboldt, Kansas.
Item Number: 416
Call Number: B Johnson, Walter *6
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 416
Business and Industry - Occupations/Professions - Athletes
Collections - Photograph
Community Life - Recreation and Sports - Sports - Baseball
Curriculum - The Kansas Journey - Chapter 10: Good Times, Bad Times
Date - 1910s - 1913
Home and Family - Daily life - Leisure - Play - Games
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Photograph
People - Notable Kansans - Johnson, Walter Perry, 1887-1946
Thematic Time Period - Age of Reform, 1880 - 1917 - Progressive Era, 1900-1916
Thematic Time Period - Industrialization and the National Economy, 1870-1920
Type of Material - Photographs