Digitally Preserve Historic Photos of the Hall of Fame Class of 1936

We need your help to continue our work to digitally preserve the Museum’s photo collection, which contains more than 250,000 images. Last fall, we launched the Museum’s PASTIME online database at

Though the vast majority of the images of the first five Hall of Famers has been digitally preserved, you can help us to preserve and provide access to our entire collection of images of the star-studded class of 1936.

Cost to digitally preserve images of:

Ty Cobb (38 images): $530
Walter Johnson (12 images): FUNDED
Christy Mathewson (6 images): FUNDED
Babe Ruth (231 images): $3,465
Honus Wagner (3 images): FUNDED

Total cost to digitally preserve the remaining images: $4,005

For more information, or to make a donation of any amount towards a Hall of Famer from the Class of 1972, please contact Becky Ashe of our Development Team at (607) 547-0310 or [email protected].

Twelve images of Class of 1936-member Walter Johnson, pictured above, are in need of preservation. (National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum)

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