Hairy House of David

Have you seen any hairy House of David cards?

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Any collector of baseball real photo postcards will tell you that hairy House of David (HoD) cards are common.  This is not entirely true,  as these examples of photo cards, from Benton Harbor, Michigan where the House of David baseball team hailed from, are scarce. The HoD was a religious colony on the banks of Lake Michigan, and used the barnstorming, hirsute, and quite talented team to publicize their enterprise. The team lasted for decades with many incarnations. The four real photo postcards here are not common, and range over an approximate ten year period, 1925-35.

BENTON HARBOR, MICHIGAN - C.1920. A group of House of David barnstorming baseball players pose for a photo in Benton Harbor, Michigan around 1920.

BENTON HARBOR, MICHIGAN – C.1920. A group of House of David barnstorming baseball players pose for a photo in Benton Harbor, Michigan around 1920.

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BENTON HARBOR, MI - CIRCA 1930: The House of David Baseball team poses for a team photo around 1930 at their home grounds in Benton Harbor, Michigan.

BENTON HARBOR, MI – CIRCA 1930: The House of David Baseball team poses for a team photo around 1930 at their home grounds in Benton Harbor, Michigan.

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Posted: 10.9.15 @ 8:00AM / Baseball Blog / See discussion threads below
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