Look Magazine collection chronicles iconic visuals from baseball’s past
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s Dean O. Cochran, Jr. Photograph Archives contain more than 300,000 photos that document 150-plus years of baseball history.
And while many of the Museum’s photos are accessible to the public online, one collection remains largely behind the scenes. The Look Magazine collection, which was first donated to the Museum in 1954, features a total of 4,108 photos, most of which are negatives.
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The Museum in Cooperstown features more than 50,000 square feet of exhibits devoted to the National Pastime.
“For preservation reasons, we do not make our negatives accessible to the public in the Giamatti Research Center,” Kelli Bogan, the Museum’s Director of Digital Assets/Photo Archivist, said. “That means most of these images have never been seen by the public, as only a small portion of the photographs taken actually ended up in the magazine. With thousands of negatives in our Look Magazine collection, being able to bring these out of storage would be an incredible opportunity.”
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Janey Murray is the digital content specialist at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum