Parley P. Pratt portrait   Save
Ohio History Connection Archives/Library
Description: Portrait of Parley Pratt from "Historical and Biographical Souvenir of the Ohio School for the Deaf," published in Columbus, Ohio, in 1898. In addition to a history of the school's operation, the book includes "portraits and biographical sketches of representative alumni" such as Pratt. His biographical sketch states that Pratt was born in Pennsylvania in 1838, and lost his hearing due to illness at the age of 3. His family moved to Cincinnati in 1848, and Pratt was enrolled in the Ohio School for the Deaf around age 10. After graduating, he was appointed foreman of the school's shoe shop, a trade which he continued to follow throughout his career. He was recognized for introducing baseball to the Ohio School for the Deaf, and was manager for the school baseball club the Independents during their successful 1879 tour around the country. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: 362_4H629_Pratt
Subjects: Deafness; Ohio School for the Deaf; Baseball--History; Baseball teams; Sports--Ohio--History;
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)