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McIntire Children's Home baseball team photograph
Description: Photograph of a boys' baseball team composed of children who were residents at the McIntire Children's Home in Zanesville, Ohio, ca. 1890-1899. The McIntire Children's Home was named in honor of John McIntire, one of the first residents of Zanesville. In his will, McIntire (1759-1815) provided for the establishment of a school for poor children. The McIntire Academy operated between 1836 and 1856, when it was taken over by the Zanesville Board of Education. A Muskingum County Children's Home was established in 1865 to provide homes for poor or orphaned children; in 1874 it was renamed the McIntire Children's Home. Ten boys, two of whom are African American, make up the baseball team. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL02865
Subjects: Sports; Baseball teams; Children; African American Ohioans; Group homes for children
Places: Zanesville (Ohio); Muskingum County (Ohio)