January 24, 2009 - March 15, 2009
While the 1992 film A league of their Own introduced contemporary audiences to the WWII-era All American Girls Professional Baseball League, woman’s baseball actually began with the creation of the Vassar College team in 1866. Women were paid to play ball less than a decade later, and a surprising number of women were included on 20th-century men’s teams.
Line Drives and Lipstick: The Untold Story of Woman’s Baseball documents this forgotten side of America’s pastime with 45 images and 10 objects selected from one of the nation’s largest collections of women’s baseball memorabilia.
A program of ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance and the National Endowment for the Arts