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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

First known photograph of “the finger”

Don’t know if this is true, but baseball fans can take pride in people believing it is.

Morty Causa Posted: January 15, 2013 at 10:46 AM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Hello Rusty Kuntz, Goodbye Rusty Cars Posted: January 15, 2013 at 02:15 PM (#4347632)
Radbourn mentioned it on Twitter.
   2. attaboy Posted: January 15, 2013 at 02:27 PM (#4347644)
Being able to show dignity and class throughout the ages...priceless.
   3. RMc's Unenviable Situation Posted: January 15, 2013 at 02:43 PM (#4347659)
Mentioned in Edward Achorn's fine book on Radbourn, "Fifty-Nine in '84". I'd love to see a movie based on it.
   4. BDC Posted: January 15, 2013 at 02:58 PM (#4347677)
What an indecent and infamous invention of depravity.
   5. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: January 15, 2013 at 04:37 PM (#4347780)
Didn't he also have one of the first photographed examples of the double bird?
   6. Morty Causa Posted: January 15, 2013 at 05:12 PM (#4347807)
Retronaut is a site I love. Tons of old contemporaneous photographs and films.

I knew many people here had heard of the incident, but didn't know how many of us had actually seen the photograph.

Oldest Working Car, 1884
   7. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: January 15, 2013 at 05:30 PM (#4347824)
The leading expert on the gesture might be lawprof Ira Robbins - seems to always show up when a "digitus impudicus" story makes the news nowadays.
(yes, Old Hoss makes an appearance in the linked article)

EDIT: that has to be the awesomest set of keywords for a law-review article, like, ever.

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